Red, Red, Red. What am I going to do with you? You are so not keeping up with the Big J's chariot in the sky. Yes, there are officially 5 meetings per week, if and only if, you are willing to count doing 10 paragraphs for the "Bible Study" at the KH (formerly known as Book Study), The TMS has a Bible reading minus any introduction or commentary, skip announcements (they are posted on the board in the back) and sing the revised songs which are much shorter, cutting out extra verses and the extra chorus. Local needs will never exceed ten minutes either, so suck it up! The time left is reduced!

 

Kindness (Stanza 3) Before you know kindness /as the deepest thing inside, /you must know sorrow /as the other deepest thing. /You must wake up with sorrow. /You must speak to it till your voice /catches the thread of all sorrows /and you see the size of the cloth. /Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore, /only kindness that ties your shoes /and sends you out into the day to mail letters and purchase bread, /only kindness that raises its head /from the crowd of the world to say /it is I you have been looking for, /and then goes with you everywhere /like a shadow or a friend.

Naomi Shihab Nye  (1953-)  http://www.wussu.com/poems/nsnkind.htm