From Bishop Geoff’s ministry to the Diocesan Evangelical Union a few years ago I came away with a curiosity for West Wing. I know own the boxed set, but am only half way through Series 2. No one in the household seems at all gripped by the drama, so I tend to watch it surreptitiously.
It is based in the White House, and is about the day to day life of the President of America and his Team. It is fast paced, and the dialogue is brilliantly clever. You have to concentrate, though.
What struck me, as I watched a rare episode yesterday, was how much of the action takes place in the corridors. The characters keep moving around from office to office, intercepting each other like remote control bumper cars, and having significant and crucial interchanges which turn out to be essential to each episode. Though seemingly random.
Jesus did get people to stop, and he taught them while they listened. But Jesus did some amazing things on the fly, meeting people who touched him, stumbling on a funeral, having a little conversation with a man by a pool. To mention but a few.
This Sunday evening we have a third healing service. There is time to be still and listen to teaching, but also space to move, whether it is physically or simply in our hearts, and meet Jesus ‘on the fly.’
Come with your spiritual trainers.