St. James' Episcopal Church - Potomac 301-762-8040

Hello friends,

The quote, “change is the only constant in life” is typically attributed to the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus, though I prefer two alternate translations: “all entities move and nothing remains still” and “everything changes and nothing stands still.” I like these two translations because they frame change as a natural state of being, rather than as a disruptive force.

Who am I kidding, though: change feels inherently disruptive.

That’s why this week we’re going to watch a quick video titled, “The Four Stages Of Coping With Change” and talk about our own experiences managing (or maybe just suffering through) these stages of change. This is a good time of year to contemplate how we might better cope with change in the months ahead… or at least better prepare ourselves for the possibility of change.

Our warm-up question for this week:

When you were a kid, what was a big change/hope/dream you wished for?

See you soon,