I had the opportunity to participate in the ordination worship service sending my friend into her ministry in the world. It was a beautiful experience. All of the people surrounding her had supported her through her journey to ordination. Lighted candles represented people who were not with us any more. This concept of committing yourself to ministry for life and having your community send you out with prayers and blessings fills my heart with joy. I'm so grateful she invited me to be there.
"We are not built to live in isolation. We are meant for community and it is meant for us." -Anon