Wednesday, November 3, 2010
November 3, 2010
Monday was All Saints’ Day. That means that Sunday was Hallowe’en, and that means costumes!
At Sunday morning worship we had two princesses, the Queen, her driver, Gypsy Rose, Harry Potter’s teacher and, yes, a little red devil. We also had a windmill and a tailings’ pond. Humour and politics both showed up! The choir had witches’ hats that they doffed in the middle of my sermon – on cue.
A little levity is a good thing – actually, a lot of levity is a good thing! I believe deeply that God intends us to enjoy the pleasures of life. Laughter, costumes, pretending to be someone else: these are pleasures we can enjoy in the sanctuary of our spiritual home, and in good company.
We honoured our ancestors in faith through prayer, prayed for the saints who love us now, and blessed the generations who will follow us.
We are good company. This is a blessing we inhabit, a calling we live. Good company: your community. And we bless you.
Please know that I hold you in prayer. Enjoy the levity you find in these lovely November days.
The Rev. Dr. Catherine Faith MacLean