This week I've been thinking of our weekly worship gathering as if it were the wholehearted breaking open of a great fountain of rivers of living water that would surge and flow throughout the entire week to all areas of our lives and relations. Alternatively I might also think of it as the kindling of a huge fire whose flames we spread everywhere we go that week, through the continuing fervency of that seminal experience in God's presence spilling from the threshold of the week into our actvities and agendas of daily life. These living waters that more than slake our thirst then, because they cannot be contained, must overflow and be dispensed and dispersed into the lives of others, as the fire not only warms and ignites us spritually, but seeks to do the same for the others with whom we come into contact. This outpouring may take the form of the winsome words of life and hope we speak as we recount what we have seen and heard, and sensed of God's love, and continue to sense going forward. All of this then contributes to a "virtuous cycle" (not a vicious one!) by which we later (regathered now) share with one another the ways we witnessed others being infectiously flooded and warmed the previous week, not to mention the more multiple ways our worlds were being impacted by what we brought when we weren't even aware it was happening.
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