The last few months we have heard stories from you, stories about how your families have shifted, stretched, and re-imagined life during the past few months. We have all had to ask: “What sticks when everything else is shifting?” Hopefully, we have a firm foundation that isn’t shifting or shaking, and we continue to stand on the constancy of God, his unchanging nature, his faithfulness and goodness, his unending love and mercy towards us.
What is constant when the whole world is changing? God.
And yet, the whole world still feels like it is changing. Relationships feel different, and habits and hobbies and the work of daily life. We have an outdated manual for how things have always been done, and we’re discovering that how we live depends on who we are.
Jesus knew who he was: the son of God. He had a clear mission: to teach us how to live for God. He said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). He said, “The Son of Man came to seek and save the lost” (Luke 19:10). He constantly looked to his Father, living to honor God and reconcile humankind to God. Jesus lived to please the Father. That motivation affected all he did and said. It framed every interaction and relationship.
At LLFC we have done our best to live out the Foundation’s mission to “cultivate wholeness in people and institutions for the transformation of communities” even when that has had to look different than hosting families in the Canyon for our regularly scheduled late spring & summer retreats. Our team has shifted, stretched, and re-imagined work during the past few months, asking ourselves, “How do we live out the mission when everything is different?” We’re discovering that how we work depends on who we are.
In a recent Laity Lodge Home Delivery episode, Laity Lodge Director Steven Purcell said, “This is your life. These are the terms. What is the invitation?”
LLFC is a place to ask questions, to hear scripture, to engage wisdom, and to reimagine what it looks like for a family to walk with God. We believe in getting back to the basics whether at camp or at home.
So. We slow down. We find space for conversation. We take walks and read books and just sit together, inside or outside, under a roof or under the open sky. And we remember our hope and our mission flowing out of God’s heart to His beloved children.