Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I am learning photography catch words. Bokeh is the fuzzy background created by having a short depth of field. In my truth telling I try to focus in on something to deepen our understanding of Easter. This year Palm Sunday will focus on the moment of Jesus arrest. All four gospels dramatize and reveal a different detail about the panicky defense of Jesus from the soldiers, and Peters whacking off Malchus ear. OUCH! and the healing touch of Jesus, the last healing in scripture. Never have done this, never heard anyone doing this. I am excited.
So many years preaching and living with the Christian year revolving around Christmas and Easter that I confess it is hard for me to get "up" in a special way for the High Holy Days. I live with the truth, and love the truth, but I struggle to feel especially moved during the holiday.
Part of the problem is the extra efforts we feel must be made to make it special. Or just the fact that there are only so many ways to say, "Christ rose again from the dead". Then, usually, and I believe this will happen again this year, some moment, some song, some idea hits me and makes it all hallowed and special again.