a bit of a marathon the last 48 hours for the holy week chapel service at college. i decided to black out the chapel again - 2 long rolls of black plastic and 1 1/2 hours later i wondered why i did it..... (next time I'll just preach a sermon...)
the theme was "hoping in darkness", using passages about "light" from the Gospel of John, poetry by Australians Les Murray and Kevin Hart,a range of recorded music and a new song performed live by our own Andrew Dutney about loss. I shamelessly recycled some artefacts from "The Landscape of Desire".
There are times when the story of our lives takes an unexpected turn A new chapter that throws us off-balance a turn of events that leaves us stumbling bewildered, frightened, and speechless a shocking, unexpected loss a close relationship shattered a bitter reality revealed an undeserved fall from grace
A time when all our beliefs are called into question when friendships turn fickle when every choice feels like a dead-end when truth itself is played like a chess piece
There are times when the story of our lives pauses at a blank page and there seems nothing to write nowhere to go next no-one to tell and no-one who cares We all know times like these we all carry their memory in our hearts