Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical
hermionesviolin

[Seventh Day of Christmas]

Mon. Dec. 31, 2012
Take pen in hand. Let God write you a love letter, a warning, a birth announcement.

-from Molly's Advent calendar ["Advent and Christmas 2012: Incarnation"]
I didn't leave the house today, and it is unfortunately true that snow accumulation disincentives me from biking, but seeing the snow in the driveway from the kitchen window is a nice winter thing.

At Coffee Hour on Sunday, Lisa C. mentioned missing book study, and I said Bobby had done lectio divina before Sunday morning service during Advent and we always do a Wednesday night Lenten thing, so we're unlikely to try to fit anything in between now and Lent, since that starts in late February/early March, though I didn't know offhand when exactly Lent starts this year. I looked it up while on the phone with Ari tonight and wow, Ash Wednesday is in like a month (Feb. 13).

***

"Joy Sadhana is a daily practice in the observation of joy."
-mylittleredgirl [more info]
12Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never be in darkness but will have the light of life.”

13Then the Pharisees said to Jesus, “You are testifying on your own behalf; your testimony is not valid.”

14Jesus answered, “Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid because I know where I have come from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going. 15You judge by human standards; I judge no one. 16Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is valid; for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Divine Parent who sent me. 17In your law it is written that the testimony of two witnesses is valid. 18I testify on my own behalf, and the Divine Parent who sent me testifies on my behalf.”

19Then they said to Jesus, “Where is your Divine Parent?”

Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Divine Parent. If you knew me, you would know my Divine Parent also.”

-John 8:12-19, NRSV, alt.
RCL: December 31, Year C
John 8:12-19
I am the light
(Though The Inclusive Bible notes: "John 7:53-8:11 is not fond in most of the manuscripts.")
Good things about today:
  • Keith got back to me re: Wednesday night service starting up again. (Apparently we're behind schedule, but hey, at least I know.)
  • Harvard-Hindu replied to my email from a month ago:
    Sorry for the long delay in getting back to you. It's been a hectic few months working on my senior thesis.

    At the next meeting for our group, I will see if anyone will be around in June. I'm sure everyone would love to participate again, it will only be a matter of finding someone in the Boston area at the time.
  • bonus surprise bff phonecall (my present arrived) -- sorry, jadasc and collegecate; I'd meant to stop by your party

    As someone who tends to be sleepy well before midnight, the idea that what you're doing at midnight when the Gregorian calendar rolls over is indicative of what you'll be doing in the coming year has never really worked for me (nevermind that many people are partying at that time, which is not necessarily indicative of their inclinations for an entire year) but hey, this year rang in the Gregorian New Year doing one of the things I love best: chatting on the phone with my best friend (it would be much easier to ring in the new year doing something one loves if we did it the Jewish way, where the new day begins at sunset).
Things I did well today:
  • load of laundry
  • washed dishes
  • following up on Sunday Coffee Hour conversations with Lisa C.: looked up where Nashoba Valley is, and when Lent starts this year
Things I am looking forward to (doing [better]) tomorrow:
["anything that you're looking forward to, that means you're facing tomorrow with joy, not trepidation," as Ari says]
  • finishing and posting year-in-review post
Tags: boston: pride: interfaith: pic, church: somerville: ucc: wednesday night, holidays: january 1, joy sadhana, people: church: keith, weather: winter
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