Sunday, March 07, 2010

Laughing in church


Fr. Tony preached on the serious topics of sin and repentance today, as befits Lent, but when we posed after the service so we could capture in photos something of our worship together there was altogether too much hilarity to sound very dour. Which is a good thing. We were all gesturing toward one another and I had a hard time getting a photo that actually looked as though Tony were preaching and we were dutifully listening. Here Anne Marie is mimicking the preacher's gestures. And after that we were all gloriously misbehaving.

If church is not a place of joy, even during Lent, then you really should not be going there.

That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.

--the BB

4 comments:

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Amen Brother!

Grandmère Mimi said...

If church is not a place of joy, even during Lent, then you really should not be going there.

Yes. I left a comment at Our Saviour's website.

author said...

Joy, after all, is what Christ gave to us "not as the world gives." A great spiritual asset!

Paul said...

Brad, I don't know why you seem so obsessed with Anglicans and their blogs but you should have noticed by now that your sniping will not be published here. I wish you the simple joy of laughter shared among friends, in whatever context that may happen. Your comment privileges on my blogs, however, are permanently revoked.