Monday, March 9, 2009
March 8 -- A Snow Delayed 1st Sunday of Lent
Well, as you know, here in the sunny south a few snow flurries causes a panic and so on March 1st we canceled church. I managed to make it up the mountain, but once I got there I was informed the backroads were a bit treacherous. While Bonhoeffer did say that Jesus bids us come and die, I assume he didn't mean we should do so while trying to get to church on icy roads, so we canceled. As a result,we had a "do-over" and observed the 1st Sunday of Lent (including Holy Communion) on the 8th and we'll be a week behind for a while.
In the meantime, the sermon simmered for a week and as a result I changed the middle as well as some of the beginning and end--oh who knows? That's what happens when you don't use a manuscript! But here is the original: Where the Wild Things Are