Off to Rothiemurchus in the rain this morning for Patricia’s ordination to the priesthood. It was another important staging post in the life of this very special congregation which practises the ministry of all the baptised – living, ministering, reaching out and growing without the support of stipendiary clergy.
It was a very moving moment – partly, I am sure, because the commitment and the love of many people had been contributed to the journey.
And I had to smile, as I always do, at the wonderful Anglican moderation of this key passage:
In baptism every disciple is called to make Jesus known as
Saviour and Lord and to share his work in renewing the world. Some by ordination are given particular tasks.
It’s ‘particular’ that gets me.
And on the way home, I passed two very wet cyclists on recumbents heading for Drumtochty Summit. A sign, I think.