The Becoming

Posted By on Oct 22, 2017 | 2 comments

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.


  1. Always has been, but like the saying: make new friends but keep the old, one is silver the other is gold.

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  2. Make new friends but keep the old one is silver the other is gold.
    The church has always been changing.

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