Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Second Lesson last night

The Second Lesson reading last night at Evening Prayer as Lector was a powerful experience. The scripture was Mark 15:1-15 – Pilate and the mob turn Jesus over to be crucified.

Reading such a scripture aloud to a service adds power to it somehow. And it’s sad beyond words to recite, “Crucify Him!” It’s as if we were among that mob shouting for His death.

I felt a profound gravity and sadness as I read and immediately afterwards.

I think the Holy Spirit got ahold of me, too. It was the best reading I’ve done so far.

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