Hello Trinity Family,
Today I offer a unique musical meditation. After a year filled with disease, societal unrest, quarantine, and much more, I discovered on Sunday that one of my favorite Catholic composers, David Haas, has been credibly accused of violence towards young women. The comforting melodies that I know by heart are now painful reminders of the hurt that my Catholic childhood congregations have faced over the years. When I reflect on our Jeremiah reading this week and hear “Sing to the Lord! Give praise to the Lord!”, my mind immediately wanders to Jeremiah 8:22. “Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?”.
I present a hymn medley that I have arranged myself, entitled “Meditation on Resiliency” where I explore reclaiming the melodies we love. Usually I give you all the hymn text to read while you listen. However, today, instead I want to emphasize that every emotion we feel and prayer we pray is valid and deserves to be voiced. God hears us, loves us, and accepts us as His own, regardless of the sin around us.
(The link to the video is HERE.)
Yours in Christ,