Maggie Keelan on the Harp
Welcome to The
I do not have to go to
To Sacred Places
In far-off lands.
The ground I stand on
As swimmers dare
to lie face to the sky
and water bears them,
as hawks rest upon air
and air sustains them,
so would I learn to attain
freefall, and float
into Wisdom Spirit’s embrace,
knowing no effort earns
that all-surrounding grace.
* From Life Prayers, p. 398, 354
PEACE – TOAST
Followed with music by Maggie
In this place we creatively express;
Some of us are focused, some are a mess!
We participate during the sermon
And people do connect, we are learnin’
Greet all with a handshake, toast or a wave
At all times feel free to yell, rant or rave
Fake not friends, we can arrive as we are.
Cheers! Here’s to sacred space in a bar!
Reflections on Christianity and the Church
So far, what John the Baptist and Jesus have been announcing is an invitation and summons to ‘switch stories,’ and therefore to change our lives.
Just as we have seen in Mark – Baptism initiates us and forms us into a new story in which our previous stories are united to God’s story, God’s realm.
I believe the truth of the Christian story can finally only be a matter of beauty, not of rational argument; a matter of peace rather than winning. So maybe in The Pub Church we are the embodiment of the beauty of Christianity; re-narrating Christianity in terms of inclusion and hospitality instead of arrogance and imposition and forming a community in which the Christian story can be embodied peacefully and toward liberation.
But we don’t re-narrate primarily by talking, then, but by practicing, by re-enacting and re-dramatizing the story...
1) What do you all think?
2) What does it mean to participate in Pub Church – what do we want it to mean?
3) What are the practices and rituals of The Pub Church that re-narrate a Divine story?
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Be still and aware of the Divine presence
who is within us, who is with us, and
who goes before us as we leave this place.