It seems to me like a good way to do what Paul suggested: intentionally keep our minds on the forest, intentionally set – or maybe re-set – our minds on things of the Spirit…every time we get together.
I started the sermon by talking about the character Dug from the animated movie “Up”. And Dug had this way of stopping the important stuff to chase after squirrels. I’ll bet there are some Christians out there, maybe even in HERE, who think of taking the time and effort to share love with and be present with the seemingly most unworthy people is akin to chasing after squirrels. But in my reading of the scriptures, in my reading of the life and ministry of Jesus, it’s pretty much everything ELSE that is akin to chasing after squirrels. It’s pretty much everything ELSE that comprises the interruptions.
Y’all, Song of Songs is a reminder that God desires for us a faith that is alive and vital and passionate. Song of Songs is a reminder that God desire for us a life that fully alive and vital and passionate. That kind of faith, that kind of life, sounds a lot like a party to me.