Sunday, March 01, 2009

Lent 1

Following the Great Litany and lessons, Mary Cat delivered today's sermon with a call for Lenten devotion and preparation. Her sermon was short, sweet, and stayed on topic. I give it 4 stars.

As the rain fell on the roof and the children's choir sang "When Jesus Wept,

"When Jesus wept, the falling
In mercy flowed, beyond all bound.
When Jesus groaned, a trembling fear
seized all the guilty world around."

William Billings (1746-1800)

All this rain and rumors of snow made me long for a little walk in the desert, and since we got out of church early, spend some time on the desert walk below,

2 comments:

  1. All this rain and rumors of snow made me long for a little walk in the desert . . .

    I've always thought that it was no coincidence that when God wants to talk to or instruct his people, he sends them out into the desert. Such landscapes cause one to truly understand the concept of "The Water of Life." For that reason, I find myself drawn to the American Southwest for extended hiking among those landforms, much to my kids' dismay, as they would rather spend their vacations on the beach.

    Cheers.

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