‘Long now’ worship space, Dunoon pier, tomorrow…
We are just back from setting up the space on Dunoon pier for tomorrows Aoradh ‘Long now’ worship event…
It is always such a lovely place to be- an old wooden pavilion, spilling over with light (in fact often too much light, we have to mask off the windows.) Setting up and breaking down of the spaces we have set up there has always been a huge part of the pleasure of the thing. It is a time of companionship, laughter, shared meals and just the occasional moments of irritation as we all have our different understanding of how things should be done…
This is what the long now is about- if you are in the area, please come!
Welcome to ‘The long now’
You are invited to participate in a journey through time.
As you travel, you will make your own mark- your own timeline.
You will stop at stations symbolising-
- GEOGRAPHICAL time
- HISTORICAL time
- LIFE time…
Wherever we stand- whatever our perspective- we are standing in the NOW.
It is always NOW.
You will be invited to linger in this holy space that God gave us- NOW.
Finally you will be asked to think about the future;
the NOWs still being given to us, like gifts to unwrap.
In all these things
May we be learning to be grateful for the past
To participate graciously in the present
And to live in hope for the future.