What a wonderful night. I love having our whole families in the room for Palm Sunday. There is something good and beautiful and true about engaging worship together with all ages. The joy, frustration, and squirminess of our kids was on full display even as Kirsten taught about kids living fully integrated lives. As adults we often split and compartmentalize life. We disconnect our heads from our hearts and bodies. We struggle to live fully integrated, and open our whole selves to God’s presence. Living compartmentalized lives keeps us from living with the awe and wonder of a child.
As we enter into Holy Week, let’s engage the events of this week with childlike eyes. Let’s consider how we are a part of the story. Let’s pay attention to whatever emotions arise in our contemplation, and let’s feel the weightiness of this week in our bodies. Let’s walk through this week with as whole people in God’s loving presence.