Jul 30, 2008

Will the New Moon Shine STRONGLY Over Canterbury Cathedral?


Moon lights
Originally uploaded by Photonutter
A New Moon is coming. It will rise then fall over The Lambeth Conference at Canterbury Cathedral soon...will OUR New Moon provide abundant light for ALL people everywhere and bring peace and good will to all members of The Anglican Communion? Will we see one another better after the New Moon or will the New Moon simply be another dim/dark reminder...a reminder that things OUGHT be better illuminated in a World where everyone is amongst The Beloved? Everyone means everyone. The Episcopal Church Welcomes EVERYONE.

Thanks be to God

6 comments:

Scott Hankins said...

I always feel great anticipation at the new moon, as if something is hovering, waiting to be revealed. It's just a poetic sense, not a magical one. But maybe, just maybe, some one or two at Lambeth will regard the pregnant new moon and say to themselves, "Yes. Let's go. Let's take the next step into newness of life together with each other and just see what happens together."

Fred Schwartz said...

Leonardo--
I just cannot resist.

Bad Moon on The Rise
CCR

I see the bad moon arising.
I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightnin.
I see bad times today.

Chorus:
Dont go around tonight,
Well, its bound to take your life,
Theres a bad moon on the rise.

I hear hurricanes ablowing.
I know the end is coming soon.
I fear rivers over flowing.
I hear the voice of rage and ruin.

Chorus
All right!

Hope you got your things together.
Hope you are quite prepared to die.
Looks like were in for nasty weather.
One eye is taken for an eye.

Forgive me Leonardo but give nthe ABC and all today I could not help myself!
Fred

Cany said...

Lovely post, Leonardo, and lovely thoughts Scott.

One transliteration of moon is, obviously omon. There seems to be some rather interesting coinkie-dinkies between where we "are" and "omon". They are not particularly happy, though.

You can read about it here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMON

Of course I am not suggesting that...

Well, you know.

fs said...

Ditto what cany said about Leonardo's post and scott's comment. Their lips (well, fingertips) to God's ear.

Fred, let it *not* be a bad moon on the rise. We've had enough of that, amigo.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Well, will the NEW "Moonshine" help wakeup deadheads at Canterbury Cathedral?

A couple of these boys may have been drinking-in too much of that homemade Nigerian/Ugandan stuff that makes you blind and kills brain cells.

I better be nice before Akinola has a rage/tantrum and sends Bishop Tunde scurring for a "cure" (in exchange for being made Archbishop of Haiti)

Bonnie said...

And then there is:

O Moonshine, O Moonshine,
O how I love thee and if the moonshine don't kill me, I'll live till I die. (Clancy Brothers?)

I think they be drinking moonshine, not basking in it.

Anyway, Amen to Scott, Cany and fs's remarks.

And, just a more serious moment. I can't remember which psalm this is from but I have always liked this:

The sun shall not burn thee by day, nor the moon by night.