This week's sermon text is the new commandment from Jesus - Love one another.
And I'm thinking I'll just tell the story about him washing the disciple's feet, sending Judas out and then telling them that this is what he expects of them in the glorious future.
David Lose's blog link to the happiness project challenges me to think if the worship experience is "useful" to folks. If it helps them in their daily lives. If it helps them grow spiritually. And I think if anything could help us grow spiritually, it would be intentionally pushing ourselves to love. To do and say the loving thing. To increase the well being of our family and friends and neighbors and enemies. To serve.
So I don't know where I'll go with that. But I also think this quote from Simone Weil fits. I think she was the mystic that Diogenes Allen had us read, to my chagrin. I see this fitting in that Jesus says "Glory" five times before he commands them to love. And this quote seems to tie love (goodness) with glorious things.
“Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.” Simone Weil