Oct 1, 2010

Prayer as Dance

"I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy,
to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God, which is your spiritual worship."
Romans 12: 1
This is an awkward subject for me since, well, I move awkwardly. But I admire those who dance and give praise to God and my spirit--if not my body--moves with them.

I found this YouTube video of J. Philip Newell, an author who I admire who writes on Celtic Christianity. He is leading a "body prayer." I decided to try it--in the privacy of my bedroom. But after I did that I realized I was missing the point. The symbolism is profound--God, self, others.

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