grace on saturday was amazing... when you arrived you were given a set of home made glasses with either red or blue filters. an exhibition was hanging with a set of images and texts to look at and you had to keep your filters on. a discussion ensued and people found they were looking at the same things but seeing something totally different. for example one of the texts if you looked with red said blessed are the peacemakers and if you looked with blue said i have not come to bring peace but a sword
taking off filters isn't a possibiity so we need people with other perspectives to help take our blinders off, to open up a fuller view of who god is, of the world.
it concluded with an invitation to reflect on being and doing like christ in the season of lent with an invitation to take a red or blue marked wafer to signify that you needed the whole body of christ and not just the parts like you...
plenty of photos will get added to the gracelondon group on flickr no doubt. steve gave it a nice touch by donning the minor propherts with sets of specs
the art work was all done by joel and it looked and worked better than any of us had dared imagine.
i am making the whole idea worship trick 83, series 3
[update: this service was expanded and developed for the big top grace service at greenbelt 2010. it included dyeing bread red and blue and picking up on andrew's suggestion in the comments here of having a liturgy in red and blue - see purple for links to those pieces]