Monday, September 22, 2008


We had a lovely Sabbath rest today. St. Luke’s had just gotten their power restored, so there were even air conditioning and lights to go with our service music. I am always amazed at how loving the parishioners are here at St. Luke’s. When the time in the service comes to pass the peace, a huge party suddenly breaks out and everyone is hugging everyone all over the church. I love being a part of this community of worship! We sang Gabriel Faure’s “Prayer of Racine” for the offertory.

Mick and I decided to take in a movie on the big screen after our dinner and chose Burn After Reading. It was a great choice! Brad Pitt pretty much stole the show with his carefully overplayed la-la beach boy character, but Frances McDormand and George Clooney were tied for a close second in similarly over-the-top dumbness and in his own inimitable way John Malkovitch won top honors for silly. They all must have had a wonderful time making this film! It was a true conspiracy of talented actors coming together to create a movie that clearly deserved its tagline – “Intelligence is relative!”

Mick and I prayed for peace together at the Gaia Meditation tonight.