“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” – Herodotus, 503 B.C.
I am pretty sure we have not seen our mailman – who is actually a mailgal – for two days. Granted a foot of snow is good reason. But this is also my birthday week (or month – depending how long you extend such things), so I expect my mailbox to be overflowing with celebration…
Okay, seriously, I do not expect many cards. But I love getting the mail. Even if just bills and ads, I like the journey – holding the mail, tearing it open. So I notice when the mail does not come. And every time it does not come I think of one of girls children’s songs, “neither snow, nor rain…”
But the past couple of days snow did stop the mail. And this seems like a fail. But I wonder if a good motto should be achieved? Or if a good motto pushes the group forward, to be better – so that the motto is always ahead of the group’s reality.
As I consider the mission of Chandler, we do not need to define who we are, but who we will be. I want to declare a mission that pushes us beyond ourselves. A mission that drives us to become more like Christ and the early church He sent out.
This past week I outlined a blueprint for Chandler’s mission (“Blueprint: Fellowship”) and I will continue the conversation this Sunday. I hope you can join us.
2 thoughts on “Beyond the Post”
Maybe the mail will come today… May we try to grow deeper roots, while fellowship blossoms! Although, grass doesn’t blossom, you get the point!
Happy Birthday Maney more