Lovely piece from Michael Marten, the incoming leader of the Iona Community.
Forgive the very personal nature of this blog posting, but…
Today marks a significant change in the direction my life is taking: for a while now, I thought I was basically an academic, who did other things alongside that.
Today I have been elected as the ninth Leader of the Iona Community. Now everything else will happen alongside that.
I knew last year that I had to stand in this election – this was a ‘calling’ and a bit like the Jonah-and-the-whale story, I could not find a way of evading it. I did not feel called to be the Leader, but I did very much feel called to stand as a candidate for the Leadership. From there I had to rely on the wisdom and prayers and insights of the Members.
The Iona Community has just over 260 full Members, and is a tremendously – and at times…
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