Friday, March 25, 2005

Extended Service Plan

There was no benediction (or malediction as I usually offer this day), no words of sending out or of blessing at our Good Friday service because worship continues on through the weekend and on to Easter Sunday.

Truthfully, worship ought to continue beyond the walls of church into our ordinary lives. Spending time with Shelley and Rei is worship, reconnecting with friends, exercise (physical or mental or spiritual), etc., can be an offering of thanks, awareness of a greater good and an act of praise. Although I hesitate to use that word, "praise", because it conjures up images of crowded stadiums of weeping, lighter-waving, pilgrims with hands held high with blissful countenances of assured salvation.

Dang! How did a sermon get in here?

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