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Jump In

My great friend and colleague Rev. Temple Hayes at First Unity of St. Petersburg has taught me many powerful lessons about ministy and life.  One of those axioms is this:  if we wait for everything to be perfect, we'll never start anything.  In other words, jump in!

Today is the Day!

When the psalmist wrote in Psalm 118:24 "This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it," I don't think he (or she!) had in mind April Fool's Day.  Yet here it is, April 1st and the pranks are sure to abound.  Is there a spiritual value to this day of pitfalls and practical jokes?  Most certainly - April Fool's Day reminds us not too take ourselves so seriously.  Being able to laugh at ourselves is a true gift we can give ourselves.  It's served me in good stead, that's for sure!


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