Sermon on the Kyrie, Peter’s Own Smell of Shame and the God of Easter

Kyrie eleison –Lord have mercy

There is a setting of the Liturgy that I despise above all other settings of the liturgy because the Kyrie is so bouncy it sounds like a Fanta commercial.  (for those of you reading this and not listening…I sing this line) Kyrie eleison, on our world and on our way Kyrie eleison, every day. like it’s from a soundtrack of Up With People!

And every time I hear it I think it sounds like, at any minute, the congregation might bust out jazz hands and a dance line.

This all bothers me a) because, let’s face it, I’m an insufferable snob and b) are we or are we not begging Almighty God to have mercy on us?

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