Yesterday, we completed our Transitional Ministry training week at Montreat Conference Center. It was a good time in the mountains of western North Carolina. (Next year, we’ll have another week to do.)
Yesterday was also the feast of St. Aidan. He was a Celtic luminary in the early seventh century. He organized the monastery on the island of Lindisfarne, just off the coast of northern England. He followed a missionary who said that the English were a lost cause. They could not grasp the good news of Christ!
Today, my wife and I look forward to greeting another Aidan. Sometimes we think our Shetland Sheepdog is a lost cause, but inevitably, he brings us good news.