Friday, October 02, 2009

RevGals Friday Five: Touching the Holy

After a loooong hiatus, I am attempting to get back into the habit of blogging!

So I begin with an easy one, because topic was given to me!

1. A place that holds a special memory?

There are several. The deep cut in the nature preserve I practically lived at when I was young; the chapel at my favourite retreat centre; the baths at Bath, oddly enough—the undercroft, with the votives to Minerva, whose spring it was. Not so oddly, but sadly, Auschwitz and the former synagogue in Krakow.

2. A song that seems to usher you into the Holy of Holies?

It’s a moldy oldy, but perhaps that’s why songs and hymns like this become moldy oldies…”Is It I, Lord?”

3.A book/ poem/ prayer that says what you cannot?

The Prayer Jesus Taught Us (aka The Creator’s Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer). It is so complete and entire.

4. How do you remind yourself of these things at times when God seems far away?

When I don’t even have the words to express how I feel, the Prayer Jesus Taught Us is always there.

5.Post a picture/ poem or song that speaks of where you are right now in your relationship with God...

Done--the open hands, ready to receive, myself, offered in service...

This will have to follow later today…I must be off for the moment!

1 comment:

Sue said...

Great F5 RP. I have to say, however, that once I finished seminary I had heard "Is It I, Lord?" about twenty gazillion too many times. Now I cringe when I hear it. Can't help it. Four years - every. single. week. - when student groups led weekly mid-week worship.


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