(This is the last of the four posts I did for the Cityside Resurrection Blog. )
My oldest son often shouts “Action Jackson” when we’re about to do something. Seeing as ‘action’ was a key theme at the beginning I think it might be best to finish there. Sadly there has been a prefix to the theme for the past month; I meant to finish up my thoughts on the resurrection topic but again life slipped between me and a good deed. In years gone by I’d beat myself up on this, but I’ve wasted far too much of life on guilt. And it’s reassuring to find that where I’m sitting now, I’m ok with my inactivity. Besides, part of my inaction has been spending more time with my family. Ok, and a new fruit related gadget that I may or may not be regretting buying…
I’m going to run with the idea that in my freedom from this particular guilt there is some promise of the resurrection there. Moreover, I knew I was going to get around to it, and not in the same way that I’m getting around to reading any number of the books that constitute the fire hazard beside my bed.
Some closing thoughts.
- The Home community has just finished another cycle called ‘Into the Music’. Due to various things I managed to miss most of it, but in the final service I did have priviledge of curating my first ever service. It was not something I was sure I’d have felt comfortable doing and it did feel like I was being pushed but feel like a positive step. And it’s interesting that this cycle framed the blog, and that I used music throughout. (As an aside, years ago a friend asked some of us at Home to create the soundtrack of our lives. My pre-marriage effort is here. I found it a very useful exercise).
- We begin a new cycle next week called ‘What’s the point in going to church? That sounds like something I want to actively engage with.
- I’m really grateful for the opportunity to have done this blog. I’m not sure how much of an exploration of the resurrection this has been for you, but it has felt a bit like one for me.
And a final piece of music. This is Liszt playing Benediction de Dieu dans la Solitude. I’ve listened to it a lot over the past few months. I like it a lot.