There is an exhaustion lying over me today. Not a bad one, but one emanating from long hours and good hard work and a "successful" Holy Week, Vigil and Easter Day services. 11 distinct services over the course of 7 days is a lot of planning, choreographing, organizing, cajoling and prayerfulness. Each service had its own tone, tenor, meaning and experience, and at times leading to a rich and complex feeling of sensory overload.
I am excited to be in Eastertide, moving toward Pentecost, some 50 days hence. I am also excited to revel in this "good" exhaustion of knowing I have served God as well as I can this past week and I look forward to these next 50 days of glorious celebration. For through all the work of the last week, knowing that we were walking the Passion walk, and remembering and worshiping our God who loves us beyond our comprehension, and to witness how deeply impact-ful this week can be to individuals who immerse themselves in the experience, all of these things make God's palpable presence and love so very real, and the work a wonderful labor of love.
A glorious Eastertide......
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