I was listening to I Tunes this morning and a song played that always makes me think about the question of God. ‘Phil Collins – Find a Way to My Heart’. I don't know who the guy was singing to, but I find it to be a perfect verbalization of what I've always believed. To me, it epitomizes the hope, but frustration of searching for any answers about the spiritual realm.
Everyone seems to talk about the question of God; but you know anyone that claims to have answers is probably off base. Who could know for sure?
I’m curious what song symbolizes your feelings on the question of God; what brings the question for some, the praise for some, or the laughter at the silliness of the question for others, to the forefront of your mind, every time you hear it.
The number of popular songs that could just as easily be spiritual songs of faith and hope is so numerous, that to believe that it is accidental is ridiculous. Even our stories revolve around good vs evil. And, regardless of the assumption that no one has the answers, that is exactly what we were supposed to be expecting. Someone who can make sense of this mess we have in this world. Someone or something.
You're right. I think we are supposed to be looking. I've always thought everyone had a piece of the puzzle. That's why reading all of the posts is so fascinating. Trying to sift through and find each person's piece of the truth.
It makes me think of how silly we are to try to define 'good' and 'evil' through such definitive terms rather than just focusing on seeking out our connections to each other and to the energy that we share (god)
I don't know what Pentacost is. If it has to do with dancing, I'm out of luck. I've always identified with Steve Matin's character in the Jerk. I'm pretty sure I was born with no rhythm. I'd certainly be doing heaven a favor by not dancing.
This is not being performed by the songwriter. It's a cover. But, the songwriter is on my list of most admired people EVER. He died in an automobile accident before this album was recorded. His name was Rich Mullins.
Another, by a member of his band is this one - it was written by Rick Elias for Rich to perform, but Rich was never able to make it through a performance without breaking down and so he'd have Rick sing it in concert. That's Rich introducing Rick to sing the song.
I fell in love with his music about two years before he died. I went on a mission to get my hands on everything I could. If you get a chance to take a look at any of his concert clips on YouTube, it'll be well worth it. You may (or may not) be surprised to find that much of my religious philosophy comes from the same sources his must have.
I'll see what I can find. And it has been fun on the thread so far, and hopefully it will last. I threw in that last part about what songs make you laugh about the whole thing, hoping if the darker mooded ones roll through they'll have fun with it and post something humorous instead of bashing anybody. Probably wishful thinking, but hope springs eternal.
Yes I forgot the Mission Tower of Strength. Excellent tune.
Another good one, though I think the core theology is a little off is 'Human Nature' by Gary Clail. Aah that takes me back to my student days throwing some shapes on the dancefloor at the Colosseum in Stafford UK.
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