izhilzha (izhilzha) wrote,

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Maundy Thurdsay musings

I just got back from the service at my church. It was fantastic. I've been going here for about 2 1/2 years, and never before tonight have I felt such a sense of family while in one of the large services (we have a few thousand members at least). There was the traditional foot-washing, which is really an astonishingly humbling thing to have done to you; and there was the Lord's Supper, not just individually but in groups (Presbyterian church, okay?), serving each other the body and blood of Christ. And there was music, and singing, and readings of the Word, and (because this is Hollywood and we have many actors in our congregation) a dramatic monologue.

It may not sound like much, summarized like that, but it has been a long time since I had that sense of being related to everybody in the room--not just as human beings, but as close blood relatives. "Sister" and "brother" seemed like they should be the natural address to each person there.

It was really awesome.


Also related to the day, I want to try and finish that series of midrash fics I started last year. I did one for Maundy Thursday, which I link to here: In the Grove, and I did one for Good Friday, which I think I need to tweak and repost tomorrow. Hopefully I can manage Holy Saturday and then Sunday itself this year, and have all four.

"Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet."
Tags: godstuff, link, midrash, my fics, real life

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