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  • Deacon Dan Wright serves the Diocese of Austin, Texas. His work outside the parish is as a special education teacher serving students with significant cognitive disabilities.

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August 25, 2006

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Honora

Okay, well now I can REALLY imagine Aaron Lewis of Staind singing, "Only in God is my soul at rest, in Him is my salvation.... My stronghold, my Saviour, I shall not be afraid at all,.."

:-)

Gabrielle

Music is an integral part of the life of my soul. What might take years to understand intellectually God can give us in just moments through His gift of music. It is mysterious to me, somehow, like mathematics; great mysteries, but oh, how they can carry you swiftly to the Lord.

forget me not

I know what you mean Gabrielle. I love the song you linked to in your last post. It's not easy for me to find music like that here, although I suppose I could download some like in the case of When Grace Abounds. Although I find it difficult thinking that Mathematics is a great mystery that carries me swiftly to the Lord... ;-)

Honora

What is/are mathematics? :-)

I think if Schubert's Ave Maria was played on battlefields every day, everyone would eventually stand up, drop their grenades (pins in) and walk home.

C. O'Reilly

"When you get older you find that the love hasn't gone away, you just learn to express it in a different way."

You're right, Deacon.. although I as a RC child did not sing to God.. are you kidding? We didn't celebrate Jesus, Heaven did-- no thanks to us worms of no comeliness. We were tolerated, I think. So indeed, Vatican II came not a moment too soon, but by then, we none of us dared sing Him to the birds if we felt like it. Looking around then, it seemed Protestants and Jews had life so much easier.. they had the pudding of peace and socialization and Scripture/Torah study, while we had dirges and whispers and shaming. Shaming. Isn't that one of the deadly sins, since it is nothing that Christ ever did? Well, I know it's not, but it is the antithesis of forgiveness. Thankfully, we came to understand the love that is in warm, fresh Bread-- came to know Who had purchased and baked it in His own fire of love, and Who wanted us to have it.

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