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Friday, 2 April 2010

Good Friday Thoughts

So today is Good Friday, the first Good Friday in my life where I have actually truly believed. In previous years I have had no desire to go to the 3 hour long service at our local church, frankly I could have thought of nothing worse. So this year the very fact that our new church was encouraging people to go out and bless their community seemed a great opportunity to do something. We had open house. Stats for the day: 60something people, 150ish cuppas, 7 pints of milk, 150 hot cross buns, 1 vat of soup, 36 boiled eggs, 1 broken picture and a lot of chocolate and daffodills. A lovely day had by all. Great fellowship, fun for the kids, just lovely. Have looked forward to it for ages.
However, now at the end of the day, when the kids are off to bed and we are tidy, washed up and ordering a takeaway, I feel rather like I have missed out. Perhaps the 3 hours of meditation and contemplation would have been better. I'm not sure I have even spared more than 2 minutes in prayer or thinking on what Jesus did for us on this day all those years ago. I know it shouldn't just be about the day, I mean we should remember it always but I kind of feel like I have let him down. and myself.

We're off to watch 'The Passion' (Mel Gibsons version) over dinner, so perhaps that will bring it home. Not sure that is the answer either, but am no so exhausted from the days adventures that I don't now have the energy to contemplate too much...

The bottom line is that I never have enough time for prayer and quiet contemplation, whatever day it is, so perhaps instead of beating myself up I should do something about that...

2 comments:

Lesley Fellows said...

Just want to say I love your blog - I like the way you are so candid and unaffected and that your faith shines through without all the Churchy nonsense that so many of us have picked up. Keep blogging and keep being yourself, it is great.

Red said...

Aw, Lesley, what a lovely thing to say, bless you and thank you.
Happy Easter
xx