We have just had Remembrance Sunday here in the UK although Armistice Day is actually tomorrow and the act of remembrance should be performed at 11am when a 2 minute silence used to be kept by everyone in the country.
Yesterday in church we had the act of remembrance at 11.10 because the sermon went on a bit long (it was about why such terrible things happen and our responsibility to make sure that they never do again) and the intercession was also a bit long.
There were some people who found this deeply offensive and some who didn’t. So my question is: what is more important, that we perform a ritual or that we perform it in the correct way?
I would really value any comments because, although I am clear about what I feel I wonder if I might be wrong…no hints from me about how I do feel 🙂