A Tune for Tuesday

I’ve been pondering my Lenten commitment over the last 24 hours and it is beginning to form a sort of structure through20051221223337_dead-trees-path the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.  Since Sundays are a day of rest, I’ll be taking that day off.  Like many people, music touches the depths of my soul and raises it to God.  I’ve come across a few songs lately that contain perfect Lenten messages.  Therefore, Tuesdays shall henceforth be Tunage Tuesdays.

During this Lent I would also like to really discern the mission of this blog and start making posts more focused.  So far two themes have emerged: discernment of vocation and moral theology.  One of my readers suggested that I explore pride as the root of sin and I think that this idea will be the theme of most of my posts this Lent.  However, I will write about the various roots of sin, particularly the eight bad thoughts of the Desert Fathers and Mothers(you’ll have to come back to find out what those are!)

Someone left a prayer card in a used book I bought recently and it says:

“God Sometimes strips you naked, only in order to reclothe you in innocence.”

– Br. Pierre-Marie

Ever since I found this little treasure it has been the focus of my meditations.  This quote will guide my posts for lent.  After all isn’t Lent about being stripped of everything that is not God to show the roots of our sins?  On Easter morning we are re-clothed in garments as white as snow, made new by the blood of the lamb.

I’m looking forward to journeying with you this Lent.

Here’s the song for today!

 

“Show Me”

You could plant me like a tree beside a river
You could tangle me in soil and let my roots run wild
And I would blossom like a flower in the desert
But for now just let me cry

You could raise me like a banner in the battle
Put victory like fire behind my shining eyes
And I would drift like falling snow over the embers
But for now just let me lie

Bind up these broken bones
Mercy bend and bring me back to life
But not before you show me how to die

Set me like a star before the morning
Like a sun that steals the darkness from a world asleep
And I’ll illuminate the path You’ve laid before me
But for now just let me be

Bind up these broken bones
Mercy bend and bring me back to life
But not before You show me how to die
No, not before You show me how to die

So let me go like a leaf upon the water
Let me brave the wild currents flowing to the sea
And I will disappear into a deeper beauty
But for now just stay with me
God, for now just stay with me

 

One Reply to “A Tune for Tuesday”

  1. “After all isn’t Lent about being stripped of everything that is not God to show the roots of our sins?”

    I love that. I will be looking forward to you sharing your Lent with us. 🙂

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