But we haven’t done it that way before!” Those are words that every pastor or person with a new idea or suggestion have heard. Change is one of the hardest things for us as human beings to accept. Yet change is inevitable, change is constant, change is going on all around us – whether we acknowledge it or not. Well, we are undergoing some changes here at Faith UMC; changes with our pastoral staff, changes in our website, and changes in the way we do things and seek to answer God’s call to us to witness to God’s love in this area of the South Austin community. All of these changes are part of the constant ebb and flow of the spiritual life. The Spirit of God is eternally drawing God’s people to places, people, and perceptions of the world around us that are new and different. We are called to grow in love of God and neighbor. It is only by being willing to attempt new things that people are able to grow.  In order to do that we need to be open to change. Because that is one way that the Spirit draws us near to God. Change is good. Change is here. Change is God at work in you, and in me, and in all God’s people. Thanks be to God.