Changes in our World

Our discussion group talks about a lot of different things honestly and with tons of heart. We hope to address the seasons of the church year (Lent, Holy Week, Easter, etc), but often the world’s ways impact our conversation in ways we wish were different.

We lost our dear Harry in the past couple of weeks. As a result, that means we’ve also lost Nancy who has gone to live with her daughter in Florida. Pastor Rosemary will stop by our class this Sunday to relay a message to us from Nancy about the impact this discussion group has had on her life. I hope you can join us at 9:30 a.m. because even if you don’t know Nancy and didn’t know Harry, we will talk about the challenges of loss.

Harry and Nancy at Pastor Rosemary’s House Blessing

 

One of the other things we will talk about as part of this Sunday’s discussion is how loss is always intertwined with new life and vice versa. When we celebrated Christmas, there is always the understanding that the little baby was born for Easter. The cycle of life continues and in our Christian faith, we always say that the cycle is about love.

 

Dave Matthews Band – Christmas Song Lyrics

She was his girl; he was her boyfriend
She be his wife; take him as her husband
A surprise on the way, any day, any day
One healthy little giggling dribbling baby boy
The wise men came three made their way
To shower him with love
While he lay in the hay
Shower him with love love love
Love love love
Love love is all around

Not very much of his childhood was known
Kept his mother Mary worried
Always out on his own
He met another Mary for a reasonable fee, less than
Reputable as known to be

His heart was full of love love love
Love love love
Love love is all around
When Jesus Christ was nailed to the his tree
Said “oh, Daddy-o I can see how it all soon will be
I came to shed a little light on this darkening scene
Instead I fear I spill the blood of my children all around”

The blood of our children all around
The blood of our children all around
The blood of our children all around
So the story goes, so I’m told
The people he knew were
Less than golden hearted
Gamblers and robbers
Drinkers and jokers, all soul searchers
Like you and me

Rumors insisted he soon would be
For his deviations
Taken into custody by the authorities
Less informed than he.
Drinkers and jokers. all soul searchers
Searching for love love love
Love love love
Love love is all around

Preparations were made
For his celebration day
He said “eat this bread and think of it as me
Drink this wine and dream it will be
The blood of our children all around
The blood of our children all around”
The blood of our children all around

Father up above, why in all this anger have you fill
Me up with love
Fill me love love love
Love love love
Love love
And the blood of our children all around

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1 thought on “Changes in our World

  1. Thank you, Robin! The words of the song are also meaningful. Jo

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