Songs from the edge of exile: 5

( a revisit)

We have been faithful…


We want things 

how they’ve always been,

traditional worship,

hymns we know…


We want people who come

to understand

why our chairs and brasses,

are precious to us,

to realise why

we always say the

traditional version of the Lord’s prayer…


We want the collection taken 

during the penultimate verse of

the third hymn

it’s traditional!


And although we welcomed

the purchase of

the screen and projector,

we don’t really want it used everyweek,

and please don’t show us video’s…


We want young families

to come,

but we’re not keen on

hearing children playing

(even quietly).


We want our congregation to grow

and don’t really understand

why it is shrinking.


We want, what we want,

because we don’t know how

to contemplate

anything else…


We want what we had,

because it was good…

Image: Where tears can’t stop- Carlos Alfonzo

About Sally C

How do I describe myself, I am not what I do, (I am a Methodist Minister), I am not who I am related to (I have 5 wonderful children, 2 lovely granddaughters and 2 lovely grandsons). I am a seeker truth, a partaker of life in all it's fullness and a follower, sometimes stumbling, sometimes celebrating of the Christian pathway. I seek wholeness, joy and a connectedness to all things through a deep reconciliation with the God whose love blows my socks off! I love walking, swimming and photography, I dabble with paint and poetry...
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