Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you. Excerpts from the Police Log in the Acton, MA Beacon, Thurs. Sept. 26, 2013.
Sunday 9:09 a.m. Police responded to a report of five or six cows wandering in a yard on Schoolhouse Lane. Animal control contacted. Monday 2.14 p.m. Police responded to a harassment complaint on Arlington Street. 3:15 p.m. Police responded to Hosmer Street regarding a vehicle shipped from Oklahoma that never arrived. 3:50 p.m. Police spoke to a resident of Cherokee Road regarding questions about stolen identity. 10.27 p.m. Police responded to Elm Street for a report of suspicious activity at the Douglas School. It was the custodian. Tuesday 12:27 a.m. Police and fire responded to a medical emergency on Swanson Road. Patient was transported to Emerson Hospital. 1:35 p.m. A caller on Spencer Road reported the tenant above her is dropping barbells on the floor to harass her. No noise heard while police were on scene. Advised caller of her rights. 8:50 p.m. A caller on Great Road reported a male party knocking on his door. Gone when arrived. 9:31 p.m. A caller on River Street thought someone was in his house on his return, but then determined it was one of his kids. Police confirmed it was accidental.
This is the stuff of God. God is off somewhere important doing miracles, managing the cosmos, parting the Red Sea, bearing the saints across the river of death, presiding over judgments. But God is also here: in our little disputes, our mishaps and mysteries, our various unremarkable hopes and fears and needs. God is in the dirty plate, the empty mailbox, the awkward conversation. All of it is blessed, all of it. All of it is accompanied, all of it is holy.
Wednesday 8:48 p.m. Police responded to an operator driving erratically on Minot Avenue. Police reported no impairment. Driver not familiar with roads.
Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve
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