January 27, 2019

“Don’t Forget Me”

Now, I wonder why they cried? What in this hearing of scripture, was so emotive? Reading the Bible in worship doesn’t usually make us cry, except maybe at a funeral, or maybe a wedding, those moments when our lives are most cracked open and receptive. But at the Water Gate that day, they cried.  Maybe they cried for the same reason that we cry when we see a movie that moves us, a scene of pathos that touches our emotions or something that so engulfs us in a wave of memory that we see ourselves in that situation and know that feeling, or remember something touching our own experience. I’m guessing that they cried for as many different reasons as there were people gathered who cried.