Sometimes, I step back from my busy participation in worship and just observe the miracle that is happening around me. It’s a wave of human warmth, smiles, adjustments, acknowledgements and blessings.
This is holy business, watching the sanctuary fill for the familiar dance of rising and sitting, bowing and moving, praying and eating. We are a company, Christ’s body, in this place. It is most obvious here, when we hold silence together, moving in unison and creating harmonies of praise, but it reaches beyond this hour of worship. The body continues its choreography as we meet to govern ourselves, plan and serve, both here and elsewhere. The Spirit of God is the air between us.
This message is an excerpt from “Amen: A web of love” by Catherine Malotky in the May 2019 issue of Gather magazine.
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