April 5, 2021, QuietChurch Online Quiet Worship
April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The day after the Easter celebration poses a new beginning. We focus so much on the somber Good Friday, the expectation of the Awaiting Saturday, and then the Resurrection Sunday. But what about the Monday after? Tonight, in QuietChurch, perhaps quietly contemplating "what's next?" seems appropriate. What about the Monday after? And the day after that? And the next day? Are we changed by Easter?
My recent reading included a re-reading of CS Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia—famously known for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. I marvel at these books and Lewis' keen insights. Hiding a marvelous story in "children's books" tells us a lot about adults and adulthood—and Faith. I marvel how Lewis interweaves Talking Animals, magic, Faeries, Satyrs, Mermaids, Santa Claus, and other "childhood" elements into a cohesive story that< i think, speaks even more deeply to adults. Lewis' account, in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, of the Easter Events clearly and convincingly describes the purpose behind the Easter Events—a purpose that gets talked-about in church but never, in my opinion, seems to deeply resonate. Lewis, for me, resonates.
So, again, we gather tonight in Reverent Quiet to think about a story that repeats every year—or I might pose, every day, or perhaps, even every moment?