The Faces of Awe — Collective Effervescence 2


ECSTATIC COMMUNITY

Rock Concert:
Waiting,
Squeezed in,
Uncomfortable,
Until we dance.
Exhilarated by
Music,
Lubricants,
Social contact,
We let go.
Joining
Euphoric community.

Football Game:
My 50th reunion spills over to
The annual big game.
Boring until
Jefferson’s TD.
The party stops to
Focus on the action.
30 seconds left
Tie game.
Henderson drops back to pass
Decides to run
Scores.
We jump up and down
Scream and hug,
Bonded in
Fraternity.

Church Service:
Sunday morning
Relatives’ megachurch
2500 worshipers
Singing “new wave” hymns.
TV pastor
selling
“God’s love”
John 3:16.
“God loves you wherever your are.”
Ends with
Jesus loves meā€”this I know,
For the Bible tells me so:
Little ones to him belong,
They are weak, but he is strong
.”
Moved by the
Spirit.