A Presbyterian Leader blogpost by Marcia Clark Myers, Director Office of Vocation
Over Sunday dinner in early December my four year old granddaughter said, “Ganny (she has a little trouble with “gr” sounds), I want to come to your work soon because Jesus is there.”
What a wonderful perspective! While others may speak negatively about the culture of the Presbyterian Center or “Louisville” and those who work here, Isabel sees differently. She sees people who welcome her and who have put Jesus tangibly in our midst with a life sized nativity in the Atrium. She remembers coming to Advent worship here when she was two and the worship leader placed a hand on her head and blessed her during Communion. She experiences people here as part of church and extended family as I do.
I have served at the Presbyterian Center for 14 years now (having said some ago that I would never serve the national church). Hmmmm. God’s little surprises…. I was told all sorts of things and cautioned about coming. I was told I couldn’t make a difference. Being a contrarian, that was the challenge I needed.
I have found it a place where gifted, committed Christians come to work. It is a crossroads of the world where amazing people come to visit. I am honored to talk to Presbyterians all over the country, to hear their stories and support their ministries. The work is hard. Sometimes short tempers and shortage of funds add to that. But it is the church of Jesus Christ…folks on a journey of faith and call trying to make a difference. Isabel is right. Jesus is here.