Archive for October, 2008

From Taize founder Brother Roger, in Songs and Prayers from Taize:

In a technological society, there is a clear separation between prayer and work. When inner life and human solidarity appear to be in competition with one anothe, as if people had to choose between them, that opposition tears apart the very depths of the soul.

Prayer is a serene force at work within human beings, stirring them up, transforming them, never allowing them to close their eyes in the face of evil, of wars, of all that threatens the weak of this world. From it we draw energy to wage other struggles – to enable our loved ones to survive, to transform the human condition, to make the earth a place fit to live.

Taize tonight at Stauffer: facebook event


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Christ for President

Let’s have Christ our President
Let us have him for our king
Cast your vote for the Carpenter
That you call the Nazarene

The only way we can ever beat
These crooked politician men
Is to run the money changers out of the temple
Put the Carpenter in

O It’s Jesus Christ our President
God above our king
With a job and a pension for young and old
We will make hallelujah ring

Every year we waste enough
To feed the ones who starve
We build our civilization up
And we shoot it down with wars

But with the Carpenter on the seat
Way up in the Capital town
The USA would be on the way
Prosperity Bound!

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4 Eva

I had to be 15 years older than Van Morrison was when he recorded Astral Weeks before it caught me, but it quickly became a seminal record to me. Morrison is performing the full album in my neighborhood soon, and I won’t be there, but I’d like to be, even as a late-comer.

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