Good Religion - RITUAL

October 3, 2016

 

We are people of ritual. If we didn't have them, we would make them! Ritual is in our bones. The morning coffee, the yoga stretches, the quiet, the walk, the run, the ride, the reading... things we do that lead us to transformation of self.

 

We each have 'things we do' to mark moments in ritual.

 

Yesterday I suggested that we create rituals in our life.

 

We looked at how rituals can be lifelines, in the storm, they can be wings when we need to escape, they can be that which grounds us to the planet.

 

Rituals in the religious community matter, they remind us of who we are and what we are called to be about. Rituals have a past present and future, rituals have 'rules' about what happens, rituals connect us to one another, to God and to ourselves.

 

This was known in Moses day as he reminded people to "wear the commandments on their foreheads, to teach them, to others, to love the lord your god with all your heart soul and and might." Jesus adds the line... "and your neighbour as yourself" as a way of expanding love... widening the circle.

 

I looked at our worship as ritual, i mentioned funerals, weddings, baptism as significant life rituals. 

I concluded with a 'new ritual' for me, a ritual of surrender.

 

Have a listen to the sermon and I invite you to consider your life as ritual.

 

Let us know your thoughts, be one of the first to "ritual" your comments!

 

cheers,

John

 

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