Well I am home, with all its complexities and problems! When the car was started for me yesterday I was told to leave it running for an hour......so after we'd gone to bed early my husband jokingly said,
"You have switched the engine off haven't you?"
I rushed down stairs and found that I had actually turned it off so all was well! It started again this morning and I've given it another hour.....I do not want to hitch hike to church again in the morning!
Usually I start writing the sermon in my head during the week so that by Saturday it would all be there, just needing to be written down......Midweek this week was taken up by other anxieties so this morning I've done what I've never done before.....I found an old sermon for year B Lent 2 and reprinted it.....later I will add and subtract and make it more topical but I needed the safety blanket of know that if all else failed there was something I could pick up in the morning as I was flying through the door.....
I have started the process of marrying people too, in fact I've been a positive hive of activity so far! I've walked the dog, waited in for the Tesco shop, got a load into the washing machine and I have still not put anything actually away.....the spare bed is piled high with ball gowns, swimming costumes etc.....heaven knows when I'll get round to them!
But all through the activity is a quiet glow of joy, of having seen and done things I never thought I would do, everything else pales into insignificance by the side of the huge , amazing story of what we've done and getting myself back into parish priest mode is part of that joy.....Alleluia!