“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.