The Great Reversal (Grace version)
'we line up across the church facing the rear, to be asked a series of questions. If our answer is yes, we are to take a step forward; if our answer is no, we are to take a step back; if we are unsure or unwilling to make a statement, we are to remain where we are. The questions begin. "Have you had a holiday this year? Do you have a loving family? Do you have a rewarding love life? [most people step back] Do you feel you have a special gift?" And so on.
By the end, some twelve questions, the line has become a spread pattern of spiritual states, the fortunate out in front, the less fortunate left behind. And now the coup. Everybody turn around to face the altar. For God has decreed the great reversal - and suddenly, the fortunate first are at the back, and the last are out in front.
these are the questions used at grace:
Have you had a holiday this year?
Do you have a loving family?
Do you feel you have a special gift?
Do you feel close to God?
Have you plenty of food in your kitchen?
Do you know your neighbours?
Is your car less than five years old?
Do you have someone to share your secrets with?
Do you feel valued at work?
Do you get enough rest?
Do you own your home?
Are you at peace with all your friends?
Do you have a rewarding love life?
Do you give something up for lent?
Are you at peace with yourself?
Have you seen something beautiful recently?
Are you financially secure?
Do you have good memories of childhood?
Do you have good health?
Has anyone ever bought you flowers?