What's Next St Paul?
Has everyone seen the movie Ground Hogs Day? It’s a pretty funny story, and I don’t want to spoil it for you, if you have not. So, I’ll keep this brief.
Bill Murray plays a rude obnoxious TV weatherman who is assigned to cover the groundhogs day celebration in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. He goes and does his weather report, and then goes back to bed. When he wakes up the next morning, strangely it’s still Ground Hogs Day.
He gradually goes about his business until a couple times going to bed and waking up to the same day over and over, he realizes he is stuck in some sort of weird scenario where he keeps reliving the same day over and over again. As he tries to break the cycle and move on to the next day, he does crazy things like getting into a car chase with the police. He also goes and takes piano lessons and becomes quite accomplished at the piano. He has some silly encounters with an insurance agent. And of course like all movies, he falls in love.
It is a fun story and I enjoy watching it every couple of years, just because it reminds me a little bit of living life.
Some days we all have the feeling we are doing the same thing over and over again. Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Ordinary Time, and so goes the cycle of the church year. I somethings think I could give the same sermon from the previous year and see if anything has changed. Because we are all conditioned to the stages of church life. We are all conditioned to the stages and passages of the rest of our lives too.