If by one definition energy is the ability to do work, then Christ Church is teeming with energy.
Socrates theorized that energy, or soul, is separate from matter and exists on its own. New scientific theory known as quantum physics supports the Socratic view that things are not what they appear to be. This breakthrough science demonstrates that as you go deeper and deeper into the workings of an atom, there is nothing there – nothing but energy waves. An atom is actually an invisible force field.
Presently, there is an invisible force field on the corner of Broad and Elm Streets. Socrates would argue that soul and energy are one and nowhere is this more evident than in the atmosphere, happenings and hard work of discipleship that characterize the life of Christ Church at this important and exciting time.
There is much to behold. Just look around at all the smiling faces that reflect the good work that is bringing glory to God in this place. Energy, soul, grace – invisible, yet palpable. Whatever we call it, it is holy, life giving and sustaining, the means of renewal, the very power of the love of God made manifest in our faith community, and we have an abundance. Alleluia! Alleluia!