A thought

Today I attended a performance of Handel’s Messiah (which was wonderful) and I had a little thought as I watched a couple of members of the orchestra getting themselves organised before the concert began.

A double bassist  made last-minute adjustments to his tuning; an oboist carefully adjusted the reed on his instrument.

In the world of mission we talk about self-care, which is just what it says…and I must confess that I have sometimes been impatient with the concept…Isn’t it really all about caring for others and being prepared to die to oneslf?

But watching the musicians making their preparations, I realised that for something beautiful to be achieved as a team, the individual participants have to take care of themselves, first.

So here’s to a year of healthy eating, regular exercise and meaningful rest!

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