Yesterday folks found ways of worshiping
that were largely untried and rarely imagined
in the way are church.
Was it just a wee gaggle of people
desperately doing their own thing,
hanging out their Sunday best
on the cyber washing line?
I wonder if we
need to widen our spiritual imagination:
look up - see who you are worshiping with.
What we sing and pray and recite
flies like a little bird
to and from the cracks of our hearts nest;
but where does our fledgling praise fly to?
The little bird of our worship
carries us into the worship we can't see...
...with the saints and angels
in the nearer presence of God.
We don't create worship here
so much as we join in with the true worship there.
If we think of worship there
as some holy individuals, or crowd
surrounding a bigger, superior individual
then our spiritual imagination needs to grow.
The saints and angels are persons endlessly travelling
into God's knowing them,
a personal knowing
that endlessly gives of itself to the saints and angels
as they know God as they are known:
a knowing that never comes to an end.
Worship is a wonder and mystery
with the everlasting pulse of love
running through it all.
When we meet to worship
however we manage to do that
whether alone, one or two of us
or with the help of technology,
we become part of the worship
that in the nearer presence of God
is endless, blissful joy.
As we find new ways of worshiping together
May our spiritual imagination
and on that journey
May the saints and angels watch over you...