flightless hag

A chronicle of the adventures of birdwoman: a lonely, talentless freak who wanders the internet in search of entertainment.

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I'm a 40-something married white female, survivor of weight watchers, avid reader of pulp. Dogs (not cats), extreme right (handed, not politics), ENTJ, alto, wanna-be knitter.

October 04, 2015

How do you take your salvation?

So, our priest is stepping down. He's youngish, he's a good priest, but he wants to be more involved in teaching than preaching. He gave a sermon in explanation today, and he said that his salvation had come to him through the mind. He'd been a high school dropout (as he's a PhD, I never would have guessed), and he found his way back to church through college courses.

Strange, but completely understandable from that POV.

Strange to me that the same sort of epiphany came to me during church today. The second reading had a quote from a psalm (8, if it matters to you) in it:

"You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet"

I spent a good portion of the prayers and readings trying to figure out where this was in my own memory. I knew it wasn't the reading, and then I started hearing a melody, and a harmony.

Before the end of the service, it had all come back, including the magnitude of feelings this piece bring in me. 

So, if I am at all spiritual, it is musical. Only music can make me feel so small and so miraculous at the same time. 

And if you like choral music, you may want to really listen to this one. It's profound