As some people know, the service that I enjoy the most happens at this time of the year during Lent. I really enjoy doing “The Stations Of The Cross”, as it is a deeper reminder to me about God letting his son come to earth as a reminder that we really need to take a look inside of ourselves and think about the things that we do, along with the actions that we take in our lives.
One of my favorite hymns is “In Christ There Is No East Or West”, which is often used during multicultural events along within church services. It is a wonderful song that people seem to enjoy singing, but I wonder if people think about it when it comes to other things.
I was looking for some new items to use on one of my podcasts, when I came across a piece by a guy who I think lives in the UK, and there was line in the it that made me think and wonder about us in the USA.
This is something that I wrote that was publshed in my congregation's newsetter almost a year ago.Thought that it would be of interest to people here...
I was sitting at home watching on the events that was going on while Pope Francis was in the USA. Everything was looking very regal and ceremonial as I figured that it would, then something hit me which made me wonder. Do Popes, Bishops, ArchBishops, etc every get tired of the ceremonial stuff music wise that goes with these high services? Yes the chanting and hymns are all nice, but when a Bishop does his visitation to a congregation are they asked what kind of music they would like to hear?
I had started writing this blog post a number of months ago, but for some reason I just never got around to finishing it. I have a feeling that God thought that it wasn't the time, so I never came up on a conclusion for it. Resent events have occurred that brought the topic back into my mind, so I figured that this must be the time for me to write this.