This one’s for the Melbourne Assessment Prison where I’m starting to lead worship in a couple of weeks time.. two weeks’ of impending annual leave are making the writing process pretty rough – but i think that’s the new reality anyway.
I really love doing worship in the prison. It’s the most gracious and generous environment for doing that – people are kind in there…
We gather for worship:
an unlikely group of people
perhaps united only by the wish
that this moment in history would be over
and that we could meet anywhere but here
But in gathering for worship
we are living an act of faith
practiced for thousands of years
that says we believe God chooses to be here
in this very place
and this very moment.
And by gathering in worship
we make space in our cynicism, dread and doubt,
in the anxiety and boredom and frustration,
for God’s presence, God’s love and God’s grace.
Welcome to worship.