Day 3 in my new office with its pale yellow walls and its clean, white, seemingly endless desktop. The chair in corner is not too big, not too small. I can read there comfortably for hours. The windows are open out onto the street, which is quiet now with all the neighborhood kids back in school. For my morning devotion I was reading from Deitrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together: The classic exploration of Christian community and was struck by these lines: “For Christians the beginning of the day should not be burdened and oppressed with besetting concerns for the day’s work. At the threshold of the new day stands the Lord who made it.” This passage called me back to my time in Taize, to a particular song that I suddenly longed to hear so badly that I postponed by homework while I searched for a good copy of it, bought it, downloaded it, listened and smiled to it, and now have it to share with you. Most of the music I tend to be drawn to is replete with minor chords and longing and the seeds of a good cry. This one is full of confidence, joy, hope and the sure promise of our faith. May it bless your day as it has mine.
05 – I am sure I shall see the goodness of the Lord