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Preaching to the Choir

We have just come through the season of Advent and Christmas…a time when much gift giving and gift receiving happens. It makes perfect sense that I would take this time to post some thoughts about giving, right? The thing is I realize that I really don’t have anything to say to the Counselors and staff of SFC about giving that you don’t already know. You are among the most generous and selfless people I know. I would simply be preaching to the choir.

So, rather than preaching TO the choir, I will preach ABOUT the choir. I will take this opportunity to express the awe and amazement I am privileged to experience when all the moving parts harmonize at camp. Like the sopranos, altos, tenors and basses in a choir, the Counselors bring their different talents and strengths to SFC and the result of this conglomeration is a beautiful anthem offered to God by a chorus of mutually invested servants. There aren’t any solos at SFC. The choir requires trust and participation by all. It simply couldn’t be done without each other. Thank you for your generous spirit. I hope you will take your part in the cantata this July!!

I will close with a little Manderson humor for the New Year. All this talk of harmonizing of the different vocal parts reminds me of the ocean quartet. They have a first and second tuna, a barracuda, and a bass. Though they might occasionally sing for a porpoise, they usually just sing for the halibut.

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