Some of us really lean on what Christians call “Resurrected Life.” I actually woke up at 4:30 am this morning to get up, dressed, and out for a 6 am Easter Sunrise service. Those who know me know I am typically not a morning person. So, you see miracles among us with my getting up at that hour. And gotta tell yah, I actually looked pretty good and presentable, which I think was pretty amusing and pretty amazing.
The Episcopalians lean heavily on the Roman Catholic service. The beginning part of the Sunrise service follows the Easter Vigil service, which closely harkens to the Jewish Seder service which is an oral telling the People of Israel’s relationship with Yahweh. Pretty cool. Oh, and there is this whole thing with a giant candle, baptizing it, and lighting it from fresh coals. You can so see the pagan influences. It’s just fun. The three priests celebrating today nearly got in a water fit with sprinkling the crowd with water from evergreen branches. Yup. More pagan symbolism of longevity and resurrection (Evergreen – Ever living…..). And a LOT of incense, which is very hypnotic. All in all, it was a wonderful service.
2 Dating Success Tips for Christian Singles
On the dating front, I’m going to tie this is in for Christian Singles. I was interviewing a group of singles in their late 20s – early 30s as well as a couple in their late 40s. First the younger crowd was socializing together in a way that allowed a lot of them to meet and get to know each other without yet dating. They had formed a jogging group who runs on Saturday mornings. The 40 something couple had met at church simply by going, keeping their eyes and hearts open (essential), and talking with those who were there. I’ll dig more into these in the next week or so for more principles you can apply where you for your dating success. For example, if physical fitness is important to you in your dating or marriage relationship, look up the fitness groups in your metro area and attend some meetings.
Happy Dating and Relationships,