Acoustic Cafe, Transcendence, and Other Stuff

So, here is where I should have a brilliant photo of the wonderful Acoustic Cafe service we had at church yesterday, but I can't. They are at work. In fact, most of my day has been just like that. Almost. And not quites.

David-the-Artist-Pastor has been talking about transcendence. (Yes, a deep topic, even for me and I sincerely hope I'm spelling it right.)

Transcendence is the feeling in the heart of all of us that there is something more. Something more than almost and not quites.

The big, epic movies tap into it. In the Lord of the Rings, when Frodo is climbing the big ugly mountain you don't for one moment think he shouldn't do it. You know he should. (And something in you tells you that you would do it too.)

Switchfoot sang about it. We were meant to live for so much more. Again, true on some deep connecting level.

The thing is that you don't have to be Christian or even religious to feel it. Everyone knows at some core level that we were made for more than the nuts and bolts of our everyday lives.

Transcendence. Reaching out from our limited existance to touch the God who made us.

It's overwhelming to me that such a thing is even possible.
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Maira Gall