Cow Hollow Church News
The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
Blessed by God, One Encounter at a Time
The Very Rev. Dr. Donald Brown, Interim Rector
This summer, whether you are away on vacation or taking a “staycation” here in the Bay Area, I hope you will remember to be attentive to the people whom you encounter in your daily life. Whether they are family, friends, or complete strangers, know that each person has something to teach you about, life, love, forgiveness, adventure, hope, endurance, and trusting in the transformative blessings (that don’t always look like blessings) from God. I hope the little story that follows will open for you my meaning about being attentive to the people you encounter. There once was a little boy who wanted to meet God. He knew it was going to be a bit of a hike to where God lived, so into his little backpack he placed some cupcakes and Our summer clergy: Paula Nesbitt, Don Brown, and Lin Knight a few bottles of water, and started on his journey. When he had gone about three blocks, he saw an elderly woman. She was sitting on a park bench watching the pigeons. The boy sat down next to her and opened his backpack. He was about to take a drink from his bottle of water when he noticed the lady looked hungry so he offered her a cupcake. She gratefully accepted and smiled at him. Her smile was so wonderful that he wanted to see it again, so he offered her a bottle of water as well. Once again, she smiled at him. The boy was delighted!