Saturday, November 15, 2008

November 15th Gathering


Prayer by Annie Besant

O Hidden Life vibrant in every atom;

O Hidden Light! Shining in every creature;

O Hidden Love! Embracing all in Oneness;

May each who feel ourselves as one with You,

Know we are also one with every other.


“The Ordinary Realm of the Divine”

Liturgy taken from Worship in the Spirit of Jesus: Theology, Liturgy, and Songs without Violence (p. 124-129)

Talking about small incarnations last week, and in preparation for the Thanksgiving celebration coming up in three weeks, I wanted to do a liturgy of the ordinary…

Jesus’ disciples came to know him as the one who would bring about something new – something Divine – something that would “right” the world…but they expected it to come as a mighty victory, instead, Jesus said it would be quite different, it would be commonplace, it would occur in small incarnations, and that in fact, it was already present.

So today we’re going to try a simple ritual; a liturgy that brings our focus to the present moment in search of recognizing the Divine in the ordinary.

It’s interactive, so those of you who don’t mind, will you read the bold parts…

* Liturgy that followed is from Worship in the Spirit of Jesus: Theology, Liturgy and Songs Without Violence, pg. 124-128