May 6, 2021
Today, in God’s Lavish Mercy, we pray with Psalm 96, a song which dances with jubilation. It filled my prayer with images and music. No worded reflection … no Vatican documents. Just let the exuberant scriptures uplift you today.
That’s what I share with you today, beloveds❤️
Sing to the Lord! Toss away any old dirge trying to weigh your spirit down!
And sing anew because Jesus has given us this infinite gift.
Poetry: I Call You Beloved – Rabindranath Tagore
When You command me to sing,
it seems that my heart would break with pride,
and I look to your face, and tears come to my eyes.
All that is harsh and dissonant in my life
melts into one sweet harmony—
and my adoration spreads wings
like a glad bird on its flight across the sea.
I know You take pleasure in my singing.
I know that only as a singer
I come before your presence.
I touch, by the edge of the far-spreading wing of my song,
Your feet, which I could never aspire to reach.
Drunk with the joy of singing,
I forget myself and call you Beloved, who are my Lord.
Music: Two songs, one classical, one a little devilment, but I couldn’t help singing it.🤗
- For beauty: A New Song by James MacMillan
- For fun: Joy to the World – Three Dog Night