Sunday, December 7, 2014

17A. The Light Has Come (We Make the Road by Walking)


This chapter is different, as McLaren suggests having a candle-lighting ceremony.  If you are doing this alone, maybe you could light one or several candles, sing or hum or listen to some appropriate music, and think of words that remind you of light, peace, life, vitality, and aliveness.  Words I (Bonnie) thought of are relatedness, enlightenment, reconciliation, service, grace, and radiance.  Let there be light!

We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation ~ by Brian D. McLaren, 2014

Edited to add this video for our face-to-face discussion of this chapter on December 15th.

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Bind us together, Lord,
Bind us together
With cords that cannot be broken.
Bind us together, Lord,
Bind us together,
Bind us together with love.

Our candles will be lit in memory of Lowell Uda, a retired United Methodist pastor, who died December 9, 2014.  Lowell loved music and had us singing with him in the hospital.  His wife is a member of our small study buddies group.  Singing "Bind us together with love" will remind us we are all one — and cords of love "cannot be broken."