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April 24th, 2011 · No Comments · Social Commentary

Fun at Church again.

Sofia McLane Easter Egg Hunt

Sofia McLane Easter Egg Hunt

I still crack up at David Johansen who made fun of going to Church at the New York Dolls show when I saw them at the Bowery Ballroom…. like anyone could have fun at Church. Yes David we can, and I still love the Dolls.

But yes after I’m done moaning about having to go to The Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection (and I need it), more often than not I’m happy and spiritually nourished. I’m just not one of those Hi Diddly Ho Christians like you see on the Simpsons that live for the experience, palms up and an almost ecstatic expression on their pusses. Not me. I’m aware that I need church (certainly more that it needs me), and usually my innate guilt gets the better of me and I think about two things: how crummy I feel if I don’t go, and how great I know I’ll feel after I go.

The interesting thing is that I truly don’t go to church because I think that I’m going to get something in return, or that God will show favor on me (though it usually follows). Rather I relish the sights, sounds and smells (love that frankensense), and the sanctuary of the place. We are all there for each other, no one of us any better or richer than the other, all sinners and in need of mercy before god.

And the best part is seeing the kids, like my little Sofia taking communion and kissing the cross… adorable.

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