A few weeks ago, in a post on facebook, Kary put two pictures of Jackson, our son, side by side. The picture on the left was taken on his first day of preschool and the picture on the right was taken on his last day of preschool. Over the past 3 years, there is no question he has changed. And yet, those changes happened so gradually that it takes putting these pictures side-byside to recognize just how much. Sometimes it feels like change happens all of a sudden, but the truth is change is rarely as sudden as it seems.
Over the last 140 years Trinity has changed a lot (just head up to the archives if you have any doubt). Sometimes those changes were obvious because they involved construction or the hiring of a new Rector! However, much of the time, change happens gradually. One conversation leads to another, which leads to doing something a bit differently. Although the irony is that even changes that feel gradual to some can feel incredibly sudden to others.