the kids grow up

In the few years that I have been at St. John the Divine, I have appreciated the youth. They are high school folk who serve as acolytes and readers, and who lead the liturgy on youth Sunday — whenever there is a fifth Sunday. They are Katie, her brother Connor, Kalum, and their peers.

They were. But what has happened? They got older. They graduated from high school. They went off to college.

And now the torch has been passed to a new generation of youth who serve as acolytes, readers, and lead the liturgy on youth Sunday.

I miss Katie, Connor, and Kalum, but:

quoteTime, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its souls away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the op’ning day.

Life moves on and I have to accept that they have moved on.



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