Sunday, December 19, 2010

It's Party Time

Yesterday I was told that the sign language movement for Hallelujah involves swirling your hands while raising them up above your head.   

And, that when you watch a Mass for the deaf, when the attendees "sing" Hallelujah before they hear the Gospel reading, it looks like one big festive party.  

Which got me thinking:  That's what it should be like for everyone.  We should all get as excited to hear the Word of God as we do to go to a big party.   (written as I look in mirror)

Which got me thinking more:  With Christmas coming up in less than a week, most people are getting ready for a big party.

The question is: Is it a present-exchanging, eat-lots-of-food, drink-lots-of-wine, party...

... or a birthday party?

God Bless.


Unknown said...

Good point Michael. There really should be some birthday cake at our family/friends gatherings.
I love the sign for Hallelujah- we should sing it with as much expression and enthusiasm as the deaf sign it.
God bless!

Joey said...

And with the Birthday Cake should come the gift of ourselves and our devotion to Him... Amen.

God bless you, Michael.

Anonymous said...

nice post, Michael. Perhaps if we focus on the Birthday Party, we'll get back to the real Story.

Anonymous said...

Great post Michael!

Anne said...

At my parish we have a large deaf community and one of my dearest friends is a deaf deacon who will be ordained to the priesthood this May. During the Easter season our entire parish signs the Hallelujah and you are right, it is like a most joyous celebration-a physical and sung prayer!

Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to you Michael!