Friday, May 2, 2008

It Was Really Cool!

In Eastertide at St. Thomas's we're using Eucharistic Prayer D because it's the most ecumenical of the prayers in the Prayer Book. Last evening, during our celebration of the Ascension, was a very cool moment. There's a line in the prayer that thanks God for the ministry of Jesus who "to the poor proclaimed the good news of salvation, to prisoners, freedom, to the sorrowful, joy." What was excellent and wonderful and very joyful was the fact that a member of our congregation who had been incarcerated and who had been released just the day before. Last evening was the first time he had been in church for several months!

I almost wept.



Anonymous said...

It was a beautiful moment! For those of us who were unable to see the faces of the couple who knelt at the altar, it was so meaningful to see your face register such joy. Scripture came alive! meg

RFSJ said...

Thank you! It was one of the most profound moments I've yet had the privelege to experience.