Finally, Writing It

First Thoughts on a Saturday Morning

Time to make the sermon.

But first, a poem:

Loaves
and Fishes

This is not the age of information.
This is not
the age of information.

Forget the news,
and the radio,
and the blurred screen.

This is the time of loaves
and fishes.

People are hungry,
and one good word is bread
for a thousand.

–David Whyte

Whyte's poem, along with a conversation about miracles Light Princess and I had in the car the other day, got me thinking about the Paul Simon song, "Boy in the Bubble," particularly the line, "
These are the days of miracle and wonder," and it led me to this Call to Worship:

CALL TO WORSHIP

LEADER:       These
are the times of miracles and wonders.

PEOPLE:       These are the times of loaves and fishes.

LEADER:       These
are the times of handing out grocery cards.

PEOPLE:       These are the times of emptying gas tanks.

LEADER:       These
are the times of miracles and wonders.

PEOPLE:       These are the times of loaves and fishes.

LEADER:       These
are the times of too much information.

PEOPLE:       These are the times of grief and shock.

LEADER:       These
are the times of miracles and wonders.

PEOPLE:       These are the times of loaves and fishes.

LEADER:       These
are the times of trying to get away.

PEOPLE:       These are the times of taking a
"stay"cation.

LEADER:       These
are the times of miracles and wonders.

PEOPLE:       These are the times of loaves and fishes.

LEADER:       This is
the time for breaking bread and for
sharing the cup.

PEOPLE:       These are the times of miracles and
wonders.

LEADER:       These
are the times of loaves and fishes. Let us worship God together.

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Finally, these are the times of miracles and wonders, for me anyway, and today I'm going to try voice-directed software for writing, well, composing, my sermon. We'll see how it goes.

9 thoughts on “First Thoughts on a Saturday Morning”

  1. Beautiful call to worship and poem. thanks for sharing. Helps give me soem thougts on my Invitation to the Table for communion.
    Also, big thanks for your help with tech glitch.
    You are the total bomb-do-diddly-do

  2. thanks for your kind comments over on mine. you should know that, though i don’t comment on yours every day, i do read it every day and am consistently provoke to thought or laughter…or both.
    this is an amazing post. i love his strange little song, and i love what you’ve done with it and the poem. how easy it is to get bogged down in the details and forget to look for the miracles and wonders, to forget to pass out some of the loaves and fishes we’ve been given.

  3. I first ran into this poem at a conference with Parker Palmer leading it, and I am so grateful for your beautiful post and reminder. Blessings.

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