Thursday, April 26, 2007

Oh, and did LE mention she's in the pulpit this weekend?

Yup. I'm preachin' at a church I've never spoken at before. It was scheduled a while back, hence the fun sandwich. Friday: scans. Sunday: sermon. Monday: Get results of scans.

LE's BFF is DRE at this church. (ahem ... Lizard Eater's Best Friend is Director of Religious Education at this fellowship.) So she knows that if something really awful happens tomorrow, she'll be reading LE's sermon from the pulpit.

Sermon topic, already chosen earlier: (to quote from myself) "We need not have all our theological questions answered before we give ourselves permission to experience the joy of religious expression."

In other words, sing the songs, dammit.

And for anyone who hasn't run across it already:

What Should We Do about that Moon ?

A wine bottle fell from a wagon
And broke open in a field.

That night hundred beetles and all their cousins

And did some serious binge drinking.

They even found some seed husks nearby
And began to play them like drums and whirl.
This made God very happy.

Then the 'night candle' rose into the sky
And one drunk creature, laying down his instrument
Said to his friend - for no apparent

"What should we do about that moon?"

Seems to Hafiz
Most everyone has laid aside the music

Tackling such profoundly useless

From: 'The Gift - Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master'
translations by Daniel Ladinsky

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