All tagged Sacraments

Extraordinarily Ordinary

I smelt freshly cut grass the other day. I hadn't smelt freshly cut grass in a long time, but I was walking and all of a sudden I got the scent of freshly cut grass. At that same moment a flood of memories, experiences, and emotions rushed upon me. I became a bit nostalgic. I longed for the Spring and Summer. I became expectant that the season were about to change. I was excited about the possibilities of the future. It was an ordinary moment. Nothing special about it, no frills, no fuss, yet it had an extraordinary impact on me at that particular moment.

Doubting, Questioning, and Discomfort

At the end of April I had the opportunity to serve communion at Christ Church Edinburgh. It was the first time that I had the opportunity to administer the sacrament in Edinburgh. I always find serving at a different church a bit nerve-racking. You never quite know how the church partakes and every church does it a little differently. We have been going to Christ Church for quite some time now, but at the same time, I am never paying super close attention to the exact order of everything. In preparation I talked to David, our Pastor, a bit to work through what some of the particulars regarding Christ Church's practices.

Spring Time

The other day I was walking into school and started to smell something. It was faint, hardly noticeable, and in the frenetic environment of a city easily missed. As I walked, I kept thinking to myself, "I know this smell." I couldn't quite figure it out. Then it hit me - the smell of grass. You know that smell you get it right as the grass is beginning to grow or shortly after you have mowed your lawn. Growing up that was the fragrance of Spring.