Recently I joined the teen choir at church–even though it’s been a long, long time since I was a teen. Our choir director had asked me a while back if I wanted to switch from the adult choir to the teen choir.
When I showed up at the first rehearsal, my new choir mates were kind of shy–after all, I’m about 50 years older than most of them, and I’m sure they were wondering who I was and why I was there. But by our third rehearsal, my new choir colleagues made it clear they were glad I was with them–and I’m glad I’m with them, too.
So how does this intergenerational thing work? Well, I think a big part of it is that we’re all focused on doing something together–making music–and we’re all putting our best efforts and best attitudes into it.
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Audrey Novak Riley. Today we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord. The readings are Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Psalm 93 (alternate); Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53.
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