by the Rev’d Craig Lemming
“David danced before the Lord with all his might” – 2 Samuel 6:14
Billy Porter and Maria João Pires stole the show during Sunday’s Sermon and showed us the faithful trust of Peter the Apostle in new ways. Saint Peter’s faith and trust show up in another Billy.
I pray that Billy Elliot’s grand jeté into Tchaikovsky’s stormy Swan Lake inspires you to take a leap of faith into what Mary Oliver calls “your one wild and precious life” today. Our ancestors, family, chosen family, friends, teachers, colleagues, and most of all, the Incarnate God in Christ, are with us. Do not be afraid.
p.s. And if you need even more encouragement, I’ll let (Queen) Patti LuPone have the final word.