The crescent moon hung over downtown like a Christmas ornament. The arctic air spun around my face like a invisible flame. It was an ordinary Monday night, with a 1/2 mile left to my stroll home. Every breath filled my lungs with protest. And, in an unlikely turn, all my exhales were simply grateful to be there at all. A good friend of mine wondered aloud recently why there seems to be such a divorce between how we talk about Jesus and the actual stuff of our lives. At first,
Liturgy is a dusty old word. And it's time we drew the curtains open & threw some light on it. Think of the word for a sec. If you are anything like me, something in you stiffens up. Much like the sound of a gavel, it feels like something outside is trying to impose an order inside of you. Doesn't exactly make you hum with excitement, does it? Me either. But let me offer 3 reasons why you should adapt liturgy into your life: 1: It's already there. Liturgy, as I define it, is
1: We inhabit the Big Story of God. 2: We make spaces to do life on purpose. 3: We work hard at praying in all things. 4: We master slowness as a way of life. 5: We hold words in sacred regard, listening carefully and speaking delightfully. 6: We own, forgive, and move on quickly from faults. 7: We receive all possessions as a gift from God to be stewarded simply, generously, and enjoyably. 8: We carefully tend our marriage, making it a shade for us & others to rest in. 9: We
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I'm a 23-year old trying to make beauty out of life's raw stuff. I post stuff every Tuesday.