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Saturday of Holy Week

From an ancient homily for Holy Saturday:

Something strange is happening.

There is a great silence

and stillness on earth today,

because the King is asleep.

God has died in the flesh.

 

Friday of Holy Week

From an ancient liturgy:

The One who hung the earth upon the waters

is today hung upon the cross.

Thursday of Holy Week

Emmanuel Katongole of Uganda writes,

Christ’s Gospel will force you to act,

interrupting the world as it is

in ways that will make

even pious people

indignant.

Ready or not, it’s Maundy Thursday.  The Church of Christ Jesus remembers the new commandment he gave in The Upper Room, and it’s all about love.

That will make even pious people indignant.

Ready for an Interruption?

Christ’s Gospel will force you to act,

interrupting the world as it is

So writes contemporary Ugandan theologian Emmanuel Katongole.

Ready for your world to be interrupted by Christ’s Gospel this Holy Week?

Ready for Some Action?

Emmanuel Katongole from Uganda writes,

Christ’s Gospel will force you to act

Ready for some Gospel action this Holy Week?

Ready for The Gospel to Make You Crazy?

This is Monday of Holy Week.

Emmanuel Katongole, a Christian in Uganda, writes:

Wherever the Gospel is preached, we must remember that its good news will make you crazy.

Ready for the Gospel to make you crazy this week?

 

 

Do You Hear What I Hear? –another Masters moment in Augusta

Hear that?

From a recent Wall St. Journal article on The Masters golf tournament:

For TV viewers, the distinctive sounds of the Masters

include CBS’s tinkly introductory theme,

constant birdsong in the background

(apparently all natural, but CBS wouldn’t confirm)

and the extra dash of syrup in Jim Nantz’s voice.

For players and spectators at Augusta National, however,

frequent sonic detonations

from around the course

supercharge the atmosphere.

Over the course of this weekend (no pun intended), many who read this will be in a worship service.  Have you and I ever noticed the ambient sounds?  Not just the music, not just a baby crying, but the distinctive sounds of the place that add to the atmosphere?  Or maybe they detract from it…

I’d love to hear from you (again, no pun intended) about this.

And I’ll pay attention to the audio background as well.

Wonder what all we’ll notice.

See you back here soon.

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