In our parish, we are undertaking a Lenten discipline of early morning worship; once per week, on a Wednesday morning the faithful gather round the table at 7.30 am.
This means the minister arrives in church by 7.15 am
the dawn light
the gentle murmur of hushed voices greeting each other
the corporate act of worship; voices blending to respond to ancient words of welcome; all contribute to the feeling of holy
We share the worship
We listen to scripture
We break bread together
And then we go, off to whatever the day is calling us to...
It is simple
It takes no more than 15 minutes
yet, in those few minutes, the day begins, the heart is filled, the word is shared, and Love lives again.
it is profound in its simplicity
and that is where beauty lies
Praise God for the morning!