Not a Lightbulb


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On this Sunday as we begin the month’s theme, Wholeness, let’s think about light bulbs. We know how they work: if one burns out, we remove it and insert a new one. Maybe one that’s brighter, or dimmer, or more climate-friendly. But it’s a simple act of replacement. People are not replaced so readily. To adjust to a new person in a familiar role—whether it’s the new manager at work or a prospective new settled Senior Minister—it’s important to get to know the whole of that previously unknown human being. What are the bumps in the road ahead? How do we cope?