UPDATE: here is the audio from the homily [link]
There are times of day and times in life that signal transition.
Different cultures and different languages express them in unique ways.
In American English we have night, pre-dawn, dawn, sun-up, morning, mid-morning, noon, mid-afternoon, dusk, sunset, evening, and after-dark.
We do this for ages as well: infants, toddlers, pre-K, adolescents, teens, young adults, adults, empty-nesters, retirees, elderly, etc.
Life is about change.
Our faith has the power to equip us for these changes.
One confession that carries a lot of power in a world of change goes like this:
“I am not what I used to be
but I am not what I am going to be
I am becoming”
This confession can be tweaked in a number of helpful ways.
Here is an example:
This church is not what it was 20 years ago
But it is not what it will be 20 years from now
It is becoming
The Becoming is a powerful idea that embraces the moment and acknowledges the reality that we are all in process.