When we gather each week something holy happens around the table sharing a meal and discussing scripture. I feel God’s transcendent presence so vibrantly during our singing time each week. These experiences aren’t the fullness of spiritual experience. We find God in our midst on the Worship Walks as we pause and pray in nature. We are challenged in our beliefs at Spiritually Thirsty in ways that make our spirits grow. There is a holiness to our work as we bag potatoes or cook a meal for our hungry neighbors. And God dwells among us in the quiet and reflection of our monthly Taize worship experience.
This year a new member of SFC is leading Taize at her home, so for the first time this month I got to go and just be in the worship space. The altar tables were beautifully yet simply prepared with cloths, crosses, and candles. The songs and scriptures had been thoughtfully chosen. For 45 minutes I surrendered everything to just be in the moment. It was a powerful time of rest and spiritual restoration. I sat in the silence, I prayed holding a roughly finished clay cross from Cuba, I lit candles, I sang, and I listened.
Our community ins’t just about one type of spiritual expression. It’s important that we have times of discussion of scripture and times to enter into the holy mystery of sacred ritual. I am so grateful for the diverse leadership of this Parish and the many ways I get to nourish my soul through this community.