Monday, 6 April 2009

HOLY WEEK 2009

Dear Ones,

Yes, I did indeed "turn on the fire hose" on these last two weeks. And all of you handled it so very well! I am so sorry I have been a bit out of the discussion, but please know I have been watching and listening as they have come in. I cannot tell you how inspiring the posts have been. You have entered into this discussion with a depth I could not have imagined. What is probably most clear about this discussion is that a lot is not that clear. The Great Emergence, or whatever we might call it, something is happening, there is a change afoot. Perhaps more than anything this discussion with Tickle's offering as our catalyst has helped us learn a bit more about how to think, and not exactly what to think. I pray you have learned and grown and enjoyed our discussion. I hope we keep having it! I am already thinking of our next possible book. If you have ideas let me know.


 

For now, I hope you can let go of the intensive thinking on what is happening now and focus on the journey ahead of us on this week. In my sermon Palm Sunday I challenged those there to the following

"I would ask that in these first few days of Holy Week that you forget everything you think you know ABOUT these last days of Jesus life and instead of learning ABOUT Jesus this week, LISTEN TO Jesus and the events this week. Listen. "

I hope to also read in even more depth some of the fabulous posts here and to keep the conversation going .


 

Again, blessings in gratitude for your engagement in this little experiment,


 

Greg

2 comments:

  1. My daughter wrote this to me recently which I think is helpful in underscoring music:MOM: HERE IS THE QUOTE THAT I HAVE NOW SITTING ON MY WINDOWSILL- QUOTE FROM KATHLEEN HARMON, AUTHOR OF THE LITTLE BOOK YOU READ WHILE HERE, ABOUT MUSIC, THE CANTOR, THE LITURGY-...HER VERY WAY OF LIVING WAS THE SONG HEARD AT THE CROSSROADS WHERE THE PATHS BETWEEN LAMENT AND PRAISE, BETWEEN ONE DAY'S JOURNEY
    AND THE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME, BETWEEN THE DAILY STRUGGLE OF CHRISTIAN LIVING AND THE LITURGICAL PROCLAMATION OF ITS MEANING INTERSECT
    ON THE PROGRESS HOMEWARD TO THEIR FINAL FLOURISHING . SUZANNE MOLES STRATFORD

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  2. Margaret,

    Thanks so much! This is just beautiful and gets right to the point of music! Thanks for sending it, and thank your daughter as well.

    Blessings,

    Greg

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