Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Post Easter - going back to where we were? Reflection.

(Picture is MrsBeautiful enjoying the Greek festivities.)


Easter for me ........
we had Conniepops + Mum and Dad staying with us
all in our little flat
camp-bed crush !
BUT beautiful to do things together
and just hang out

We had some great  times with family
and our Greek family.

Sunday we all piled down to Joys with about 27 of the Greek side
all crushed indoors for a traditional Greek menu and drinks.
It had all been planned to be outside in the garden
but the weather meant we crushed together in one room!
ALL dining in a stripped room to get all seated AND
it was so great.

We Wilsons were welcomed and we loved the chatter and the traditions.
Those on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter will have seen many images
from such a fantastic time together.

We only said goodbye to the remaining family
after lunch yesterday leaving these Grandparents sagging
and searching for energy to reflect on the good times.

In-between the family and domestics
we did Maundy Thursday Church.
A great quiet service starting the reflective opportunities
on this earth moving event ..........

The best service for me in the year is
Good Friday and a three hour lockdown of reflection.
For years I have always searched out a church
where I am unknown .............
as I desire no human interactions
to reach out for 
eternal ones
internal ones.

We went to Canterbury Cathedral.
3 HOURS - and I want that
even though you can enter/leave every half hour
we stay for the lot.

I was disappointed at the theme.
I always want to dwell on passion.
Passion week and the journey to the cross.
Soak it in
pain and all.
'Joy and Tears
flow mingled down .....'

The theme was not the above.
It was readings from
as written by CS Lewis in 1942.

So no human/s reflecting from the pulpit
only readings.
AND I was disappointed =
but still my reflective mind
turned to taking what I could from the experience =

Conniepops sat in the back of my car
"I am bored" she said, she likes action - not waiting for her Mum.
I congratulated her on her ability to share feelings.
I was bored some to, not all, in Canterbury Cathedral.
I will return next year ..................to sip at the well.

Sunday -EASTER SUNDAY Church ..............
we were in our own stumbling together community
swelled with strangers - I wanted to chat to them all !

So it has been a communal, family, spiritual, tiring journey.
I guess all journeys are ?

I don't want to return to where I was before Easter.
I always want to be yearning
yearning to become ...........
Seeking the wholeness that I believe is created for us
but we never reach
because it is all about the journey
the becoming
the yearning
the seeking SHALOM .................

I look forward to colliding with you
as we journey along the way.
that is an exciting thought.
Colliding with you !!!!
It will be like colliding with God herself.
I love the thought =