Last Sunday we gathered for the Ordination of Nerys as a priest – in St John’s Perth where she and her Rector Graham are working with the congregation in the re-ordered building to build something new in the life of our church. Like me, Nerys is a Celtic migrant, this time from Wales. She has had a remarkable ministry in Dunblane as a lay person and lay reader – much of it among children and families. And it was always clear to me that some of the energy in that ministry arose from the sadness and loss of the Dunblane tragedy.
But vocation is about being prepared to move on. So here is Nerys on a new journey – convinced that this is how it should be but not knowing the destination. And the Celtic just crept back in – ‘without oars or destination’