Sunday, October 18, 2009

Rocking Out!

How did the Catholic religion get such a bad rap? When did the whole worship thing crawl into a rut, left to die a thousand deaths -- years ago? And of course the sex abuse scandal didn't and hasn't done anything for worship-ship.

Yesterday I had the utmost pleasure to rock out with Ike and his band at the Catholic Middle School rally. Chris Padgett was the icing on the cake. He spoke about being broken, empty and lonely. And how these three attributes bring us all into sainthood.

Lisa had the youth take pieces of pictures and copied them onto larger papers. The resulting reassembled artwork, though not perfect, showed us all that in the imperfections there is uniqueness and beauty.

The rally climaxed with Adoration and Mass. Ike rocked us through it all.

This was not an event to be missed. It was worship at its most high.


Tammy H. said...

Sounds like it was a good time. Anything to make the kids feel a part of their religion and makes it relate-able is well worth it.

PtCakes said...

It's not just for kids, anymore...

Kind of reminds me of those old cereal commercials:

"Trix, they're not just for kids."

Anonymous said...

Those children were blessed to be able to be a part of it, and yes, I agree all the adults too.

Imagine being "high" of something so good and loving.

I remember a retreat my children went on, each a separate one. One of them my Dad who was visiting came and when we left he said, "You can't top that!"

I wish more could have the privilege.

Love, M