I want to believe that pastors know when we need to hear the messages they feel compelled to preach.
I miss the lectionary when the pastor goes off lectionary.
I miss the parts of the lectionary that we leave out.
I miss them, even when I grow impatient over how long our Sunday service lasts. I don't want more cut out. In fact, I want some things added back in. At the same time, I want the service to be more efficient.
I realize that my longing for efficiency is both one of my strengths and one of my weaknesses.
I miss the way that the full complement of readings from the lectionary twine around themselves and bind themselves together.
I believe that Christians need all those readings to fully bind us all together.
I miss hearing the readings and knowing that all across the planet, fellow Christians are hearing and reading what I'm hearing.
I think that the ancients understood something wise when they articulated the power of a shared set of readings.
feeling the feelings…
3 months ago