“Back to Galilee”
By The Rev. Charlotte Frantz
Message on the text Mark 16:1-8
April 12, 2009
Every practioner has his or her personal rituals that help get the work done. My brother walks into his office, switches on his computer, goes for a cup of coffee, checks the large office calendar, and then begins his day. He says if he skips any of those steps, or does them out of order, his routine is disrupted and it takes longer to settle in and focus on the work in front of him.
Me—one of my rituals has to do with preparations for memorial services. I always listen to Mozart’s Requiem. There’s something about the first movement that helps me get focused. If I need to write a homily or a eulogy, I’ll keep the CD playing as I’m working.