I bet y’all thought I wasn’t going to post anything today. It’s been a long day working, and choir practice went extra long tonight what with Maundy Thursday tomorrow, Good Friday services the day after, the Easter Vigil on Saturday, and two Easter services Sunday morning. I’ll say it again — I don’t remember signing up for this when I agreed to sing in the choir!
But choir practice did have one benefit. Our choir director reminded us of an entertaining occurence from the service on Sunday.
We were supposed to start outside on Palm Sunday in the garden with a greeting and then process into the church singing and following behind a donkey. But there was no donkey. We processed without him, as it was too cold for us to even think of waiting for him.
The reverend made a comment after the blessing about how the donkey was on his way but was late. If we were lucky, maybe the donkey would make it in time for Communion, at which point the reverend made his way back to the altar.
And as he passed the choir director, the choir director said in a stage whisper, “What an ass!” Needless to say, the poor reverend was biting his lip and we’re still not sure how he kept a straight face. None of us in the choir did.