Monday, March 12, 2012

Beautiful Bar Harbor

I had the privilege yesterday of presiding at St. Saviour's in Bar Harbor.  They are a gracious group and it is wonderful to drive up US 1 through Camden and Searsport and across the Penobscot Narrows through Ellsworth and on to Mount Desert Island.  The skies were a pale blue and the ocean deep blue.

Reading the Jewish Study Bible last week gave me new perspectives on the Ten Commandments in Exodus.  Putting some of those together with Godly Play's "The Ten Best Things" and a mild rant on the incivility and greed running rampant in our country these days were the gist of my sermon.  One of the things that struck me was that the attribute for God translated in the NRSV as "jealous" is translated as "impassioned" in the Jewish Study Bible.  Much more understandable to my post-modern mind.

It really was hard to get up to do the early service since I was so concerned I wouldn't wake up and Miss Isabelle was restless until midnight, but we both did just fine.  Coming back I stopped at the Whale's Tooth Pub on Linconville Beach for lunch.  The parking lot was pretty empty when I was finished and Izzie was sound asleep in the car.  It was a much needed break as I was beginning to get sleepy. We got home safe and sound.  I took a nap only to be awakened by the sun in my eyes in the late afternoon.  Izzie  slept quietly through the night.