The Dance of the Liturgy, Learning to Partner with God
Devotional Thought of the Day,
11 You have changed my sadness into a joyful dance; you have taken away my sorrow and surrounded me with joy. 12 So I will not be silent; I will sing praise to you. LORD, you are my God; I will give you thanks forever! Psalm 30:11-12 (TEV)
I’ve been working on a new series for Sunday School – which is shaping up pretty nicely.
It is a refresher of sorts, a way to help people remember why we do what we do in worship – which is in many ways – a rehearsal for life now, and life everlasting. For those who prefer church terms – it is a on-going catachesis – a way to present the core of our faith in such a way that people see it with fresh eyes. You see, while our liturgy is worship – it is also where we learn what it means to partner with God, to follow His lead, to celebrate and move. If we learn the lessons from it – if they become as integral to our life as the steps of a dance are to an accomplished dancer, we find it flowing into our lives – and the dance continues, no longer practice – but lives in us as we leave our sanctuaries. The steps, the rhythm, the music, all becomes part of us. Even more – that we are partners with God – becomes more natural, more real, the discipline, the beauty, it is our life.
The first basic key for us – is that everything is focused on our Partner…. as we let Him guide us through this dance of life.
Come, its time to pray, our Partner awaits…
Posted on April 9, 2013, in Devotions and tagged Christ, christianity, dance, Dancing with the Stars, God, liturgy, Mourning into Dancing, Performing Arts, Praise and Worship, Religion and Spirituality, the Mass. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
Amen! Amen! Our liturgy is so precious! For the Life of the World! We members of the LCMS need to be remember how our liturgy prepares us to receive his gifts. The book Heaven on Earth by Dr. Arthur Just is a wonderful resource to read also. May the Peace of Christ be with you Pastor. Tom Topoleski, Deacon at Good Shepherd Yucaipa California
Tom – it’s not just “us” but indeed our brothers and sisters in liturgical churches. (and I can argue every church is… but the question is what is their liturgy?)
Thanks for the comments – and the blessing!
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