I LOVE the BCP! Yes, I really do! Of course, I love the Bible every bit as much. I have greatly enjoyed participating in the Wednesday Morning Bible Study for a number of years here at the Chapel. I do love scripture and continue to learn and strive to incorporate it into my daily life. But…back to the BCP.
Here was a great writer, a master at his craft, and a man of wealth and access, and he never judged the folks he met, especially those in difficult or complicated circumstances. Food is sacramental and when one cooks for another, it is a gastronomic expression of love. Bourdain instinctively knew this, and so he celebrated those who cook and the food (and love) they offered.
Jesus commands us to love God and love others. Of all the powers, love is the most powerful because it alone can conquer the human heart. God is love and love comes from God. Let us go into the world in peace to love and serve God.
The Chapel and the Chapel community have been an important part of my spiritual life for decades. Due to that involvement and through the encouragement of Chapel members, I was introduced to Cursillo which has been life changing….A Cursillo weekend is so hard to describe and a blog just won’t cover it all. It was a weekend full of laughter, tears, self-discovery and so much more.
This Sunday is also the Feast of Pentecost. This is the day in which we commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit. It is fitting that we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit on the same day in which we confirm and receive new members here at the Chapel of the Cross. It is fitting, because the same Spirit that alighted upon the disciples is dancing here at the Chapel of the Cross and great things are happening in our midst.