The Becoming

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

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  2. 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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