Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday: good one

Not raining, lightning in the Gulf offshore but not raining. Weather radar shows last night’s storm passed to the east, trailing clouds south of us, clear and no rain coming. Is this the same storm that gave Colorado a blizzard earlier in the week? 66F 96% looks good for the Friday morning walk and day at hand.

Kona hot and black, first half of the chocolate square on the tongue. For the church, today is Good Friday with its busyness that could tax an old man but also seems energizing. In the early 1950s, Roman Catholics and Episcopalians could leave school at noon to attend three-hour services commemorating the Lord’s time on the Cross. I’d go but not stay the three hours. 

Our fourteen years at Trinity, Apalachicola, we had the noon to three o’clock service, always one of the year’s best for me. Part of the liturgy, homily, more of the liturgy, another homily, liturgy, homily until two-thirty when we walked the Stations of the Cross. Between segments I would go to the rectory next door, leaving people in the church for prayer, and coming and going. That was the custom. Dear years and happy memories. 

Last bit of chocolate gone now. Into the bloodstream? 

Good Friday: places to go, calls to make, homily to preach, promises to keep.

DThos+ still mercifully in +Time+
How long, Lord?

BACK TO BED FOR AN HOUR, WOKE UP AT SIX O'CLOCK TO LIGHTNING, THUNDER, RAIN. NO WALK TODAY. TW+



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