This has sat on display in our china cabinet for more than thirty years. It was presented me on behalf of a colleague with whom I had shared in a team ministry (with two others, I might add). We were the junior partners and collaborated on some innovative projects amongst four churches in Canberra in the early eighties.

It was never stated who drove who. Maybe they swapped from time. They are both headed in the same direction, so that may be a positive thing. Teamwork will sometimes depend on a driver and a more compliant traveller, but more often a negotiated agreement about direction and how to get there.

This is what this knick-knack seems to suggest to me – agreement of a direction and decision to head there by dogged determination and encouragement that may or may not be necessary!

I am the sole remaining member of that past four-member experimental team ministry. I am ever grateful for what my colleagues taught me.

Published by wonderingpilgrim

Not really retired but reshaped and reshaping. Now a pilgrim at large ready to engage with what each day brings.

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