October 27, 2023
Jesus talked about knocking and persistence in that knocking, and today we have learned the importance of not giving up. If you have tried to park on the west side of the church (York Minster Drive), then you know that after a rain there is a small lake. When the County built the bus lane along the road last spring, they put up a curb that collects water… a lot of water. In fact, it can reduce the number of available parking spots by three. For close to four months, I have been sending emails to different people, cornered the head engineer when I ran into him at an event, and even spoke with the new director of the Bush Community Center a couple of times. A lot of knocking without any results. But our own Kay Smith, who had a recent positive experience getting a pothole fixed on her street, started making calls. And within a few days, a County Crew was at work installing a drain. It got a test run last night with the rain, and I am hopeful. So when something does not appear to be making any progress and you think to yourself that your voice won’t make a difference, think twice. You might be the proverbial straw that takes down the camel. Or, in our recent case, you might be the one who talks to the right person who knows how to get it down. Don’t ever think that your voice or actions are unimportant.
For all those who don’t give up even when nothing seems to be happening, we are thankful, O Lord. Amen.
Rev. Bruce Frogge