Be with you, May the Force

First outing of this material mainly scribbled the day before. It needs some honing and polishing but as I was still trying to remember the routine I was quite pleased. It was fun to perform as I found ‘Fronted Adverbials’ inherently funny.

(PS don’t share this onward as I want to develop and use this material)


“My ego is desperately . . . trying to get the experiences that I think will fill me up and make me happy again. But no matter how much I try, it doesn’t work–because it’s not in the content of experience that I’ll find happiness, but in the quality of my attention and presence in any experience I have.” –Russ Hudson

Wedding Preach

I’ve been asked to speak at a wedding in the summer but the couple are most emphatic that they will NOT be having the ‘Love’ reading from 1 Corinthians. I, in mock horror, sent them my response ……..
If I have the correct order of service, if the Vicar is confident and competent, but do not have the 1 Corinthians reading, I am only a registry office ceremony or a clanging Las Vegas charade. If I have the gift of other readings, or can include all wisdom literature and obscure Old Testament readings, and if I have an actor deliver Psalm 121 (the one that mentions mountains), but do not have the Corinthians reading; wedding wise I am a non-thing. If I give all I have to the arrangements of the flowers, the music and the dress code but do not have the reading everyone has about Love then the service is as of naught.
“1 Corinthians 13” is patently kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 1 Corinthians 13 always protects, always inspires …… AND always appears.