The poet Wendell Berry calls us as we retire to not give up, but to “do something every day that won’t compute; to ask questions that have no answers; to plant sequoias; to laugh…” and more. This is good advice for any transition period. How will we practice resurrection as individuals and as a congregation?
The Rev. Dr. Frank Williams has been one of our minister’s recent mentors through the Tacheria School of Spiritual Direction where both Frank and wife Linda serve as directors. Frank is a retired United Methodist Minister; having also retired recently after eleven years as Director of Social Services at Casa de la Luz Hospice in Tucson. Previous to that he had retired as Director of the Family Counseling Services of Tucson and before that retired as a Professor of Family Studies at the University of Arizona. He has written extensively on Loss, Grief and Life Transitions.