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Protesting Happiness

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Pentecost 18, Proper 23, Year A
Philippians 4:1-9

Every Wednesday morning at 9:30, John and I are in here doing Chapel with the Day School kids. I love greeting all those wiggly little people on their way in.I love watching them light up as they shout out the songs John teaches them.I love telling them Bible stories and hearing their giggles when I pull out an unexpected prop.I love when we celebrate birthdays and the kids come up to be sung to.I love our familiar prayer together, when they repeat the words back so reverently. But there is one part I do not like about Chapel.There is one part I have trouble participating in.And that is the tradition of closing chapel with the Day School song. “I’m downright, upright, inright, outright happy all the time. I’m downright, upright, inright, outright happy all the time. Since I came to St. Aidan’s, I’ve made a lot of friends. I’m downright, upright, inright, outright happy all the time.” They’ve probably been singing this …