Pastors' Weekly Message: From Pastor Pat

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

A decision is defined as the “act of making up one’s mind.” It sounds so simple, yet it has the potential to be one of the most prevalent impediments to change. If there is any uncertainty to the outcome, insufficient information, or an abundance of information, it can single-handedly derail a necessary project or derail a way forward.

Every moment of the day is composed of a multitude of decisions. Yet when the weight of decision making becomes overwhelming we make in essence make the decision Theodore Roosevelt determine as the worst, which is no decision at all.

We are entering a season of decisions. For some the thought of the decisions we face is foreboding. For some our decisions represent winning or losing, and wondering if we will still have a place no matter the outcome. For others the decisions we face remind us of our depleted energy, but tasks still needing to be accomplished. All of this, in addition to the everyday decisions of what to wear or what to eat, is more than enough to send us into a state of avoidance, refusing to make any decisions at all.

Beloved, in this season it is not my call to tell you what to do. I do however want to assure you that within this community of faith, each of you has a seat at the table. We don’t need to agree on anything other than we are in love with Jesus to take our seat. You are loved, valued, and appreciated… and that is all that matters.

-- Pastor Pat