It's Friday....but Sunday's a-comin'....  

Seriously_Real 48M
1458 posts
8/1/2006 2:15 pm

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It's Friday....but Sunday's a-comin'....

There was a famous sermon I heard once where the preacher used a rhetorical metaphoric device over and over to demonstrate "hope." Harkening back to the Good Friday when Jesus was crucified, he reminded the audience that being sad on Friday is a wasted opportunity for hope --- because Sunday was a-comin', and Jesus was to rise again soon.

Example after example he would use then -- lost a job? lost a spouse? children won't listen to you? can't make ends meet? love turned its back on you? and on and on and on --- and after every one he would resonate, "I know it's Friday....But Sunday's a-comin'!"

The oratory was magnificent. Like Martin Luther King Jr.'s maginificent "I Have a Dream" speech, the sermon began slowly, and through repetition of the device, it built to a crescendo that was nothing shy of sublime. I will always remember it.

I was raised in the Baptist church, and many of you out there are acquainted with (and maybe even adherents to) the Christian faith. This is not about that.

This is about hope.

This is about Friday.

This is about the Sunday that is a-coming.

In my life over the past year there have been changes, and more heartache than I once thought I could bear. But I suppose at some level I never gave up hope. My Sunday was coming.

And if I can be permitted to continue the metaphor with an obvious caveat that I'm not deifying myself, I will tell you now that it is good to be alive.

I will not say that I am done changing, but I can tell you that I have a new "clarity" of understanding how profoundly the past year has changed me. I am awakening to a new day every day, it seems. I see life differently now. I see love differently now.

And I'll explain all this in greater detail in a later post about a realization I had about My Imaginary today, the nature of passion, and who I am as a person. But for now, I'm going to try one last time to pound this concept into your head, because there are many many many of us who could use this sermon one more time.....

It may be Friday, y'all. But Sunday's a-comin'.....

--Seriously


fantasylover_05 62M

8/1/2006 2:22 pm

You once said to me.. "we are not all that different you and I" (or something like that LOL )

I simply have to agree with that statement as you have just described my last year as well! Yes I am sure the "details" are quite different and perhaps teh outcomes are different on the surface... but once you look deeper... we have both learned much and changed for the better I hope!

Thank you for the "sermon".. yes I dod need to remember "Sunday's a comin"!


southrnpeach333 50F

8/1/2006 2:43 pm

this is the longest friggin' friday in the history of man.


rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
8/1/2006 3:04 pm

For those that don't adhere to the Christian faith, change the words around just a bit and you have damn near every man's mantra;

It may be Monday, y'all, but the Weekend's a comin'!


Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.


rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
8/1/2006 3:18 pm

    Quoting southrnpeach333:
    this is the longest friggin' friday in the history of man.
At this exact moment, I'm with Peach.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


Mermaidslut 50F

8/1/2006 4:24 pm

...ah, but we still gotta all get through Saturday night!


rm_verygood269 42M

8/1/2006 10:54 pm

I'm a new fan of your blog... and a person who is living life like it's an uphill climb with a fat lady on his back.

thank you and look forward to more.

---verygood269


rm_sheriamore2 51F
20 posts
8/1/2006 10:56 pm

Seriously, been watching your journey on this blog for a while now...I'm very happy for you and yours. Just need to say THANK YOU for this insightful post....I'm going through a long stormy Friday right now and my best friend, my golden retriever, died Sunday at age 5....GOD!! Next Sunday will be better as it can't get worse, can it (?!)....thanks for the reminder to hold onto HOPE. You are *way* cool.


EroticaXTC 50F

8/2/2006 2:23 am

oh yeah, let me have a month of Sundays


rm_corezon 53F
3376 posts
8/2/2006 6:35 am

and here I was thinkin' Friday hadn't started yet and Seriously is beginning to sound like Andrea Crouch and I'm scratching my head wondering if Blog (VILLE???) is beginning to affect my mind

(are these women giving you a hard time again??) lol


MOfunNOWWOW 55F

8/2/2006 8:57 am

Truth is truth even if it is fouond in or out of a religious organization! Here's to Sundays {=}


MOMO
just a squirrel trying to get a nut


TheRealThing655 48F
9558 posts
8/2/2006 9:46 am

Prelude to a Post"

C'mon...get it up already...the Post I mean.


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