Thursday, September 19, 2013
For it was decreed that on the 19th day of September in the year of our Lord 19 thousand and 75 that there would forever more be a holiday of the nations. For on this day in the town of Allen in the district of Lehigh within the state of Pennsylvania was born a blonde haired, blue eyed baby boy to the house of Hagman. This young squire was given the Scandinavian name of Eric meaning "Eternal ruler". Upon receiving this name young master Eric embarked on a long and crazy adventure better know as life.
Although his life has only encompassed 38 short years, the road has been curvy and far from straight. Different paths have been laid out for him along the way but he has always taken the path less traveled. This has included adventures leading he to work as a Mall purification expert, a cleaner of all things campground orientated, the teacher of things involving the environment, donning the captains hat as part of a group known for their hit single YMCA, and now his most rewarding job of the spiritual formation and human interaction of young people at the church know as St. Mark's.
I invite you to celebrate this holiday of the nations by skipping school, work, chores, obligations, and celebrating with a joyful day of little to no movement in your personal domicile. Go forth and eat the pastries covered in icing and the cream made of ice. Be joyful as another year passes and the kingdom is thriving!