--Months ago, I bought a Groupon for a 2 for one brunch. The expiration date was fast approaching, so yesterday, we met a group of friends in downtown Hollywood. We walked to the restaurant, which meant the all-you-can-drink mimosas really was a good deal. We stayed there for 3 hours enjoying good food, great conversation, and mimosas.
--How would our experience of worship change if we could have all-you-can-drink mimosas during church service?
--I've thought many times before about how it would be nice if communion could be a real meal, not just a shred of bread and a thimble of wine. I've been lucky to have a few worship experiences that were built around meals, and as I have always thought, they were more meaningful. But were they more meaningful because they were new and carefully planned or because they were truly more meaningful?
--I realize that a real meal and ever-flowing mimosas would work better in small churches than large ones, and in different worship spaces, of course.
--As I was getting ready for our walk to brunch, I was listening to reports from Trump's trip to the Mideast. What to make of one of the least spiritual U.S. presidents heading to the world's holy sites? Is it a Nixon in China moment? And what would that mean in this context?
--What will Pope Francis say to Donald Trump? Of all the places where I'd like to be an unseen observer, that's the one I'd choose. At least, this month.
--My New Year's goal was to have more brunch. I'm not sure I've been very successful. But there is time yet.
--We're almost at the half-way point of the year. It's good to think about the trajectory of the year. But I won't be doing that thinking this morning. It's time to shift my focus back to work.
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