Christ has set us free to live a free life.
So take your stand!
Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.
Galatians 5:1 (MSG)
Each season of Lent is its own journey. This year, I am asking for the freedom to dance. My desire is to to stand up each new day and freely enter into moments and movement with the Trinity. Long ago, St. Augustine described this dance beautifully.
I praise the dance for it frees people
from the heaviness of matter and binds the isolated to community.
I praise the dance, which demands everything:
health and a clear spirit and a buoyant soul.
Dance is a transformation of space, of time, of people,
who are in constant danger of becoming all brain, will or feeling.
Dancing demands the whole person,
one who is firmly anchored in the center of his life,
who is not obsessed by lust for people and things
and the demon of isolation in his own ego.
Dancing demands a freed person,
One who vibrates with the equipoise of all his powers.
I praise the dance.
O man, learn to dance,
or else the angels in heaven will not known what to do with you.
As we continue toward Easter, may you and I take off our harnesses and stand with the Son of the Living God, whose death, burial and resurrection frees us to live a dancing life.