Grace trumps karma...

"You ought to live your life with such freedom and joy that uptight Christians will doubt your salvation.”  Today we celebrated the Lord's resurrection with ceremony and humility, song and humor and Holy Eucharist.  It was a sweet culmination of a full and very satisfying Holy Week... As Bono has been known to say:  Grace trumps Karma - and on Easter we honor this blessing in spades.

For the next few days, however, I'm going to be out of the loop - time to sleep, read, pray and do some yard work - and well as take Lucie for some long walks in the woods.  I suspect there will be some French movies thrown into the mix, tea in the late afternoons downtown and planning for our summer of jazz in Canada. I get the chance to play two jazz gigs at week's end (Thursday = Patrick's Pub and Friday = Mission Bar and Tapas).  And also spend some time with a local LGBTQ teen support group being interviewed for a film project designed to help other young people.

As Easter winds down, I give thanks that I've been given the freedom to be a part of an open and truly affirming congregation.  We had a ton of fun this Holy Week and I think we did some creative, important work on behalf of God, too.  And now, as the scripture says, it is a time for rest.

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