I have always been amazed to watch my parents dance. Now in their 90’s they no longer waltz, but when they were younger, they gracefully moved as one across the dance floor. Their seemingly effortless movement probably took years to master. And they probably had a lot of fun practicing. As I join the St. John the Baptist community as your new pastor, it’s like becoming new dance partners. It will take a while to learn the dance we begin. And a few toes might be inadvertently stepped on at first. This dance can be a bit complicated since neither you nor I take the lead. The Holy Spirit needs to be the one guiding us. The music that moves us is the Lord’s love and mercy he bestows on each of us. I may be a bit clumsy at first. I may step on your toes (do let me know if that happens). But let’s also have a lot of fun as we learn to move together in this dance we call the Christian Faith.