I was all set to share a little reflection on today’s Scripture, but I just have to tell you about the parish where I worship on Sundays. Gesu rocks!
And now, words fail me. Today was one of those days when the presence of the Spirit was palpable. We are blessed to have a music director who is tuned into how the Spirit moves among us and can get all of us right there with a spontaneous choice of music, key change, repeat of a refrain, etc. It’s really amazing!
I think what I like best about doing music ministry at Gesu, is that my playing (sax and clarinet) really is prayer. I really don’t worry about making mistakes, I just play from my heart and trust that I will be guided in my listening and creativity as I try to add my small piece to the prayer of the congregation.
Today it was the simple refrain from the song, “Awesome God.” The repetition of this refrain, like a mantra, building in energy, intensity, tempo really took us to a place that transcended the here and now. You kind of had to be there to really know what I’m talking about.
So today, I’m grateful for a vibrant, welcoming, praying parish community to help me start my week off right…