Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thank God For MUSIC

Happy St Cecilia's Day! Thank God for MUSIC.πŸŽ΅πŸŽ΅πŸ’—

There are many kinds of music that stir within us, in different ways, a longing for inexhaustible Beauty. Sometimes it can be lucid, sublime, almost "direct." Take a few moments to listen to this small selection from the great Mass in B Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, "Dona Nobis Pacem."

Grant us peace, O Lord.

Music is such a blessing in my own life. I am so grateful for it.

Music can find pathways to the heart that are beyond words. There are various paths. Sometimes the artists themselves shape something beyond their intentions or comprehension, something that is created anew in the heart of the listener.

It's a very mysterious thing.

Finally, on the Feast of St Cecilia, I cannot forget that amazing young woman of our own day, who had such a great heart, so full of music and song and love that gave itself away to the end. I cannot forget the young woman who sang and poured her whole self out, and who died doing what she had done so many times after her concerts: welcoming a stranger with open arms....

She sang, she loved, and she didn't hide the reason why she did it all, the One to whom she belonged.

πŸŽ΅πŸ’šπŸ’šChristina Victoria Grimmie (1994-2016). Thank you.πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸŽ΅