Monday, September 21, 2015

Timey wimey lessons

As I may have mentioned before, my family is all about Doctor Who. I was first introduced to the BBC TV Program in the reign of Tom Baker as the "Doctor" I loved his witty attitude, his long colorful scarf and the strong female characters that accompanied him on his travels in time and space. (Romana 1 and 2 as well as Leela)

In the new season with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, followers of the show have been blown over by huge story arcs and dramatic changes. But this is the way of Doctor Who - things are always changing.
Image found at BBC

I tend to think that there is a great deal of truth to Dr. Who. Yes, there is an array of imaginative monsters and aliens as well, but the program's theme of change is one that strikes a chord with me.

One year ago at this time, I was serving a church in Jamestown NY, my son was in his senior year, I was wrapping up my last semester of seminary studies and headed to our Synod Ministerium Retreat to teach a workshop on prayer and creativity.

This year, I'm serving a two point parish in the Buffalo area, my son is off to college, my seminary studies are wrapped up (for now) and I returned to the annual Synod Ministerium to help lead worship and spend time with colleagues. 

The theme of change is not lost on me - and in fact the changing timey-whimeyness of Dr. Who brings comfort. 

Things are always changing - sometimes it takes one trip around the sun or watching an episode of Dr. Who to notice.

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