I heard a quote last Sunday in the morning service which struck me, and has been on my mind all week:
‘A Christian should be a hallelujah from head to toe’
Augustine of Hippo
What a great image. Joy and praise, looking to Jesus all the time. It reminds me of some of the songs I sing as part of a gospel choir. There can never be enough hallelujahs in gospel music, praising God and lifting His name high. Every Christmas time we sing a song in Canterbury Cathedral as part of Christ Church University carol service. The very first year I did this we sang a gospel version of Handel’s ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ – there were quite a few hallelujah’s to sing in that one! And just so you can see, the photo below taken in the service this year shows how beautiful the Cathedral looks lit by candle light.
Two weekends ago our gospel choir took part in a flash mob in Canterbury high street. Check out wikipedia if you want (some sort of) a definition of what a flash mob is. It was great, if a little *too* obvious with us all standing around waiting for it to start (confusion with another group already doing something didn’t help!) It was all for a bit of fun – you can check it out here. That’s another thing ticked off the bucket list.