Summer is here. You can see it all around. The sun is out & it isn’t raining ... yet. Honestly! The schools have closed for the long holiday; parents have become preoccupied with occupying their children.
As for Holy Trinity, well life is a little quieter than normal. People are taking their summer breaks, so congregation numbers have their annual temporary dip. And it’s hard getting people together for meetings … I’ve just had that great rarity: a whole week without a single meeting to attend.
Life goes on, of course. People still have problems just like any other time of year. Church services don’t happen without at least a little thought & effort. And there's plenty to occupy our attention in the wider world. Life doesn’t stop just because it’s summer.
But everyone needs time & space to withdraw from things temporarily … a Sabbath time. I’m looking forward to my break, when it comes … I hope yours is all you hope for too.