Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Small changes make a big difference

It's amazing how a little thing like color can change your mood. Someone told me that the dark background in the previous blog seemed depressing, and it was too hard to read some of the links. So here we are with a brighter color for your newsletter. I like this one, so I won't change it unless you think something else would be better.

I guess this is one of those "catechetical moments." The environment in our churches, whether we intend it or not, affects our mood. Simple things like--
  • cleaning out the clutter in the vestibule,
  • taking down outdated flyers from bulletin boards,
  • removing trash from pews,
  • putting away unnecessary tables from the sanctuary,
  • throwing out dead flowers,
  • and straightening chairs--

can effect a subtle change in the "mood" of your liturgies. It would be great if we could change the environment of our churches as easily as it is to change the colors of a blog. Until then, pay attention to the little things. It just might make all the difference.


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