Steve Middleton shared an original poem with the Vestry last Wednesday which imagines what passers by might have thought when Margaret Johnstone was originally constructing the Chapel in 1848.
An amazing collection of theologies and poetry, hymns are affirmations, encouragements and even admonitions. We cannot divorce ourselves from current life circumstances when encountering these powerful texts. And, as always, to read is to interpret. For me, a hymn is at its strongest when it speaks to today’s world issues.
The first few days of GC have been a whirlwind. I am amazed at the vastness and diversity of the Church; however, I am also amazed by how many friends and colleagues are here. Our Church is a wild and loving family!
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.