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Theo Tigno
12/8/2011 3:54 pm

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Friday in the Second Week of Advent
Matthew 11: 16-19

Jesus said to the crowds: "To what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in marketplaces and call to one another, "We played the flute for you, but you did not dance, we sang a dirge but you did not mourn." For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said, "He is possessed by a demon." The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they said, "Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.' But wisdom is vindicated by her works."

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Today's prayer intention - for those you know who are in need of healing.

Have you ever been moved by a song? It's easy to think about a song of great beauty that brings you to tears. Yet, I also think about the songs that I play the day. Sometimes I will play a song of high energy when I am feeling tired. Sometimes at night I will play Gregorian chant to help calm me down. Art is beautiful in the way it can help move us.

Yet, what if our hearts were not in a place to be moved?

I had the chance to go to listen to the symphony last year. It was the first time in a long time in which my heart was moved by music. In the silence of the auditorium, you could appreciate the subtle dynamics and how in sync all the musicians seemed to be. You could hear the intricacies of the different moving parts, and it was beautiful.

In the silence, it was easy to be moved. I wonder if the same orchestra played in mall if anyone would have been moved.

As someone who has written music, I know that there an intentionality to the composition. It's a creative act, and just as we know that we are created in the image and likeness of Our Lord, we know that He is creative as well.

Are we open to the subtle changes in the composition being offered by Our Lord? Are we silent enough to be moved?

We know that regardless of the noise around us, God is there. Whether we have a place for Him in a quite symphony hall or a noisy mall does not take away from Him, but rather it is our loss.

During this season of preparation, may be we open to how He desires to move us. Take care and God Bless.

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