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Monday, May 12, 2008

Soundtrack for Ordinary Time

I just read an interesting post by Kimberly Roth over at Jesus Manifesto about creating a soundtrack for ordinary time.   Among other things, she writes:
Today, we start counting Ordinary Time.
Ordinary Time…
The time of growth…
The time of day to day clinging to the vine and working out our faith with fear and trembling…
The time of going beyond the hopefulness, the waiting, the celebrating, the preparing…
The time of fleshing out what it means to be the Church and bring the Kingdom here on earth as it is in Heaven.
Ordinary time is when the Body of Christ stops staring up into the sky and starts living as the type of community that becomes the hands and feet of God toward a watching, waiting world.
Ordinary time deserves a soundtrack of its own
She follows this with her list of soundtrack suggestions.  

Ordinary time takes its cues from Pentecost (it is often counted as the "Sundays after Pentecost), so themes of wind, fire, spirit, new life, empowerment, and community stay with us throughout these next 28 weeks or "Propers." I thought it would be interesting for Peacemeal to put together our own soundtrack for ordinary time, which we could then draw from in creating playlists for our gathering and meal times as well as worship music.  If you have song suggestions, please post them as comments.