Thursday, March 23, 2017

Week of March 19, 2017

WOW #3

WOW was wonderful last night.  We forget people can experience something together, emerge with various opinions, and engage in dialogue with those holding different beliefs.  Dialogue is a discussion in which everyone's opinion matters.  Diversity is the joy of dialogue.  And a community actually evolves through dialogue, growing stronger and more meaningful for all involved.

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) is a mere vehicle, like a mirror that bids our stare.  This vehicle produces a narrative which we Christians use to orient our lives, and it does so artistically.  This artistic quality reveals our own particular orientations to each of us.  Dialogue exposes those orientations in the safety of community, and we walk in each other's shoes.  Dialogue, however, does not require agreeing with others.  Yet no one walks away unchanged.  Our own orientations evolve from the exposure of the vehicle and from the experience of walking in each other's shoes.

So WOW was wonderful last night, and it has been each night.  As far as my Lenten journeys go, this is by far best-embarked.  I am changing.  Are you?

Inner-World vs. Outer-World

We began the movie at "The Temple" and ended with "The Last Supper."  Last night's driving question:

Where do you see conflict between these characters' inner-world and outer-world?

  • Jews in the temple
  • Jesus
  • Lepers
  • Mary
  • Judas
  • The Sanhedrin (Council)
  • Disciples

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