The results are in…and I was not elected to vestry this year.
As expected, I feel a mix of sadness & relief.
I am relieved because, as anyone who knows me can attest, I’m not a ” meetings” sort of person. I also do not ” politic” very well nor am I gifted with the ability to blarney. I am, however, very creative & a ” can-do” person . But, it was not God’s Will for me to serve on vestry this year & that is fine with me.
I am sad because I lost. Losing is not something I do well—as I come from a long line of athletic, competitive people.
Yet tonight I keep reminding myself that serving the Church is not at all about ME. I know that but at the same time it *REALLY* sucks for this ” can-do” personality to lose anything. I know it isn’t a competition & I shouldn’t feel at all like I just lost a bid for Student Government President.
I received a nice private note via Facebook from a parishioner who said she’d voted for me because she felt honestly that i would be a good vestryperson. THAT meant a lot to me, especially coming from a parishioner whom I respect.
So yeah— I lost. Maybe God is saying to me” You are not ready for vestry just yet.” Or maybe not.
We learned about the concept of ” karios” during my Cursillio weekend. Karios=God’s Time.
Gloria en excelsis Deo!