More on John the Baptist and the dancing Salomé

As a follow-up to a recent post about last Sunday’s lectionary readings, I yesterday received the following email message from one of George’s friends in California:

I read at the early service yesterday, and for once we got a special treat, well, two in fact.

The O.T. reading was, as you know, the story of David dancing before the Lord, and the Gospel was the Salome story, so of course the sermon was on dancing. Not the evils of dancing, but how life is a dance to which God invites us, etc., and Fr. Anthony closed by singing “Lord of the Dance” It was cute. During the distribution, most of the congregation had that vacant look accompanited by Organ Noodling, but some of us wore broad grins, as we recognized the Noodling to be fragments of “Dancing Cheek to Cheek” (Heaven, I’m in heaven…) It was priceless.

Now why didn’t I think of that?

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