Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Meeting Jesus in the face of others. Or not.

Today i was doing the powerpoint at a chapel service at college. Because of the setup of the computer, I had tostand next to the guitarplayer/singer facing the congregation during the songs.
As I dutifully pressed the down key every 30 seconds, I was struck by what a privelege this was. Not the powerpoint, but the fact that I could see everyones faces as they sung praises to Jesus.

Now, as a preacher and leader of services, I get to see faces all the time. I was saddened today to think that for your average churchgoer, all they will ever see, in their entire churchgoing life, will be the back of peoples heads. How horrible. Somehow we have to learn to look at each other while we sing (perhaps even while we pray too!)

1 comment:

byron smith said...

Church in the round!

You can take the actor out of the theatre, but you can't take the theatre out of the actor...

Yes, I agree. Though you're not the first to try it.