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What do we do when the old maps no longer seem to work?
When Ron Jobe asked me to give a Two Minutes for Stewardship talk, I did have to ask myself, “why do you drive across the border to worship at the Cathedral?” I began coming here when I moved from parish ministry to diocesan work. When LeRoy and I were married, we had the grand celebration here.
I was speaking at a conference in Toronto last week and one of the other speakers was talking about strategy. He used a phrase that has been circulating around strategic thinking circles for some time – ‘we live in a VUCA time.’ VUCA, as an acronym stands for volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. You and I might well think we live in such time.
I believe I was asked to speak to you today— because of my age – 94+ Not only am I old, but I am an ANCIENT member of this cathedral parish! I became a member over 40 years ago.
This Sunday we are celebrating the feast days of St Francis and St Clare, the two saints of Assisi who embraced a vocation of poverty in the 13th century. St Clare is known as the patron saint of television because she saw visions at a distance!