The Quixotic Pastor

Friday, March 14, 2008

Palms Friday Five

Mother Laura shares this Friday Five with the Revgalblogpals: Can you believe Daylight Savings Time is here already? It's hard to get used to the new, earlier onset. My family has been getting up and out a little late and a little sleepy in the mornings.

And can you believe that in two days it will be Palm Sunday for Western Christians? Our Lent is almost over, while our Orthodox sisters and brothers, whose liturgical year follows the older Julian calendar, are just starting theirs. Nicholas did a recent book report on George Washington, and we were surprised to find out that our first President's birthday was originally Feb. 11, since he was born just before the change to the Gregorian calendar. Apparently the change almost caused rioting, as some indignant people were sure that they were being cheated out of eleven days of their lives!

To help you adjust--and enjoy the process--here's a Friday Five about time and transitions....

1. If you could travel to any historical time period, which would it be, and why?
Probably colonial US, so I could get some answers for the questions and solve some of the mysteries my genealogical research has produced.

2. What futuristic/science fiction development would you most like to see?
The replicator from Star Trek, the Next Generation. It would probably cost a fortune. On the other hand, once it was procured, would one ever have to work for money again?

3. Which do you enjoy more: remembering the past, or dreaming for the future? Dreaming for the future

4. What do you find most memorable about this year's Lent?
Um ... lent? Oh, oh, yeah ... we are in Lent, aren't we? I think I had Lent during Advent this liturgical year.

5. How will you spend your time during this upcoming Holy Week? What part do you look forward to most?
Doing more of the same, I expect. We don't do any special holy week services with my tiny little congregation. There's a community-wide Good Friday service that I may attend since I have the day off from my secular job. Several of our area choirs and orchestras are performing requiems during the week --I may attend one or two of those.

3 Comments:

  • At 9:47 AM , Blogger Auntie Knickers said...

    Oh yes, time travel -- just to ask those ancestors "Who were your parents? Where did they come from?" and to find out more about what their lives were like. Great play!

     
  • At 10:49 AM , Blogger rev maria said...

    I'm sure Lent and Advent overlapped this year.

    A replicator would be good, and remember, in Star Trek society there was no more need for money. People got to work at what they loved instead of what they had to do to put food on the table. Surely a manifestation of the Kingdom of God. :-)

     
  • At 5:16 PM , Blogger Mother Laura said...

    Am so glad that your new job is working out well. Have a good Holy Week!

     

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