This morning, I’d walked into the church emotionally charged. The anniversary of 9/11, little Kienan was returned to his family, stuff going on at home… I’d packed extra kleenex and prepared myself for more emotions.
But it was the musical approach that drew my mind to where it was supposed to be:
Day by day, Dear Lord, of thee three things I pray:
To see thee more clearly,
Love thee more dearly,
Follow thee more nearly,
Day by day.
(St. Richard of Chichester)
It reminded me that that’s what is important. Our macro-vision is not the whole story, and I may not understand why things happen, but I can “Follow thee more nearly” every day.
I’m looking forward to continuing on as Andrew teaches through the Gospel of Mark. The beautiful autumn morning, the celebration of baptism, (and enjoying the soft baby noises during the service), the whole worship service made me ready for a fresh, new beginning. Especially with news so important as this: Jesus the Christ has come to humankind.
What about you, what did you bring home from church this Sunday? What spoke to you?