March 16, 2016

Kneeling Before a Child

Our most recent communion was by intinction.  One by one, the congregation came forward to take a piece of bread and dip it into the cup.  A very tall deacon was one of the servers.  When a woman came with a little girl, he was almost too tall just to lean over; instead he got down on his knees so the child could reach the bread.  And although we are deep into Lent, I thought about Christmas, when we kneel before another Child.  And I realized that kneeling and serving that Child is not just something for December, not just something for the manger, but for any time, every time, including Lent.

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