[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/BN2718886mI" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]We commissioned Jamie Stuart, the author of the Glasgow Gospels to do a piece to camera about the triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It was a great wee video. I'll try and get a hold of it and put it up on the blog. The idea or the theme behind the service was this " Some people just can't see it" You know what I mean. there are things in life, that you can talk about till your blue in the face and still some people just won't get it. Where we give up the Easter story tell us that Christ never gives up. However he weeps for those who just can't see. He weeps over Jerusalem.
[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/L6UnmbnqWFE" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]We also used a track from U2s new album, "White As Snow" to introduce a meditation written by Maggie Lane while she was in Jerusalem last week. This song reflects the same tune as the Christmas or Advent carol, O Come O Come Emmanuel. U2 have adapted it a bit and written a whole new set of lyrics. After this we invited the congregation to move to four stations where they could encounter the four Cries for Salvation. The Cries of Creation, the Cries of Humanity, the Cries of the Heart, and the Cries of the Christ. I think we could have perhaps reduced the prayer zones, but i'd be interested to hear other people's view point on the whole service. One other thing it would be good to hear from all of yiou who have signed up on the lenten Journey I'd love to hear how some of these texts have impacted on your lives. During this week I'll make a post on the Lenten Journey so that I can hear from all of you. I'll get Neil to text everyone.