Jesus went to Galilee preaching the Message of God: “Time’s up! God’s kingdom is here. Change your life and believe the Message.” Passing along the beach of Lake Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew net-fishing. Fishing was their regular work. Jesus said to them, “Come with me. I’ll make a new kind of fisherman out of you. I’ll show you how to catch men and women instead of perch and bass.” They didn’t ask questions. They dropped their nets and followed.
So, this week we'll start worship with Cartlon's brilliant reworking of a Confucian chant, include one more blast of Christmas carols and then affirm our faith by singing "Day by Day" as rendered sacred by my band mates. We'll see how my take on festivity and fantasy shake out tomorrow when I finally get to writing. Like the Psalm for Sunday says, "I am only at rest and quiet when I am moving toward God." (Psalm 62)