Sunday, March 11, 2012

For the Third Sunday in Lent

Quick post for the 3rd Sunday in Lent, fresh from this morning's experimental Contemplative Eucharist (sans spoken words) at the 9 & 11:15 services. Here's a photo snapped from the balcony as congregants lit votive candles while music played during the prayers of the people -- and one of the quotess scattered through the bulletin for meditation and reflection ... from my fav: Madeline L'Engle.

"What I believe is so magnificent, so glorious, that it is beyond finite comprehension. To believe that the universe was created by a purposeful, benign Creator is one thing. To believe that this Creator took on human vesture, accepted death and mortality, was tempted, betrayed, broken, and all for love of us, defies reason.

It is so wild that it terrifies some Christians who try to dogmatize their fear by lashing out at other Christians, because tidy Christianity with all answers given is easier than one which reaches out to the wild wonder of God's love, a love we don’t even have to earn."
— Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007)

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