Date: Saturday, Mar 25
Contributor: Leslie Norton
Ready, Set, Flow. At the Vestry retreat we learned to think about events and even prayers in thirds. The example was a Rule of thirds in carpentry. Ready- one prepares the space and assembles the tools. Measures and looks at the plans. Set- one cuts the pieces of wood into pieces. Then the Flow is the finished product and tidying up the space. We all thought of our own examples. I envisioned preparing a meal. The Ready was buying and preparing the foods and cleaning the kitchen before starting. The Set is the mixing of ingredients and cooking the foods. The Flow is serving a meal to others and cleaning the space so that it is ready for the next day. Thinking about the process in thirds makes sense.
We also looked at scripture and prayer with this in mind. The Ready is preparing our minds to pray and listen to the Psalms. The Set is reading or listening to the Psalms. The Flow is going out into the world and sharing with others and telling the world about St Christophers.
5 Great things are they that you have done. Oh Lord my God! how great your wonders and your plans for us! there is none who can be compared with you.
6 Oh, that I could make them known and tell them! but they are more than I can count.