Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Why Liturgy?

All of the above are directly related to Christian worship but as we move through Morning Time and move into other less 'spiritual' studies, we continue on through the routine. This closely ties our worship to our reality.  We praise God and we read history and there is not a gap between the two.

The three overriding elements of Morning Time are Truth, Beauty and Goodness. After moving through our secular and sacred hodgepodge of elements we finally come to the end of our MT where we read what is usually our most fun book. Right now that is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn .

As I finish up, this sometimes irreverent book, I look at the boys and say, "The Lord be with you" and they respond, "And also with you."   I find this highly appropriate.

Because this last element is new this year, I often forget to do it. In that case, when I am saying goodnight to the boys at the end of the day, I then do it and that too is highly appropriate.

Morning Time ties our daily life to our sabbath and reminds us that we are creatures made in the image of God. This then clothes our entire school day in a truth and hope that is hard to escape.

Suggestion of the Day for Morning Time Memory:

The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary:
Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell:
 The third day he rose again from the dead:
He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty:
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead:
I believe in the Holy Ghost:
I believe in the holy catholic church: the communion of saints:
The forgiveness of sins:
The resurrection of the body:
And the life everlasting. Amen.

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