A frantic phone call. A rushed shower. Speeding down the highway wishing that the car would go just a little faster. A colleague, parishioner, church member, friend stretched out on the floor with the breath of life gone. Tears. Hugs. Phone calls. Prayers. Plans. Remembering that God is with us. A quick trip back to the church. Questions with few answers. Conversation. More tears and hugs. More prayer.. Worship. Proclaiming that God is with us. Getting ready for tomorrow. Lunch with the new intern. More phone calls. More plans. More people to tell. A needed late evening walk. Rest.
Jay Voorhees is a pastor, writer, and community activist located in Nashville, TN. Jay currently is the pastor of the City Road Chapel United Methodist Church in Madison, TN, and is engaged in helping to connect others to the example and teaching of Jesus Christ and to take seriously Christ’s call to love our neighbors in radical ways.
Jay is the co-founder of The MethoBlog, a site that aggregates the writings of Methodist-related bloggers throughout the world, and is the former managing editor of The United Methodist Reporter. Jay has been involved in the United Methodist Church at both the local and national level since 1988. Jay is also the owner of Only Wonder Media, a boutique book and media publisher.
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for being in the moment … present and presence in the midst of your own grief … love you bro.