The memory came back. I don’t remember her name. I think she was from Nebraska, a relative of the family who had a funeral. The lady sang “The Lord’s Prayer.”
Truth. How often have we heard it sung? Sometimes good, sometimes not so good. This time, it was at St. Peter’s Church in Elmhurst, my last pastorate before heading to Austin. The lady sang.
I was locked in to the deepest spiritual moment by her voice, partnered with the words. So much I invited her back for a Chicago clergy meeting. Inspirational she was.
Then. This morning, after the dogs, God bless them as they reside in my heart, walked me around our neighborhood, I thought a lot. Jason is getting better, stoked actually, to return to work on July 9. Am setting up a few “casting moments,” which always is better than anything. Diane’s feeling better—it’s been a long time since December 1 when Jason had his first medical bout.
And then. The world getting fractured. The…no, I will stop there.
Because of the link I now share. For most of you, life has its…you can fill in the emotion and substance. But I share in what has been a deep spiritual moment for me that makes Friday very Good. “The Lord’s Prayer” by Andrea Bocelli and then the first “Britain’s Got Talent” moment for Susan Boyle.
Take the time. Turn everything off, but not your heart and conscious and love for life. And let this bring your day to goodness, even holiness. And then, as you [and I] take your steps today, be resolved to live as fully as you can, knowing that God is never a stranger. That’s my wish for each of you…fervently shared.