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Song for Today #17


Very moved watching this video of the man himself – my musical hero.

A fragile and flawed, sometimes broken, but so often beautiful human being who knows the meaning of love and mercy.

My three readings from Holy Scripture today – from the Psalms, First Kings and Matthew’s Gospel were all in some way about our prayers for Love and Mercy. (Or in the words that came to me today in my readings – Grace and Pardon, very much the same idea).

Our prayers also include Adoration, Praise and Thanksgiving to God, but much of the time we’re simply praying for Grace/Love and Pardon/Mercy.

Love/Grace is to do with all of God’s gifts, freely given to us.
Mercy/Pardon is to do with God’s covenant love that continues to be offered even when we turn from God.

I was sittin’ in a crummy movie
With my hands on my chin
All the violence that occurs
Seems like we never win

Love and mercy, that’s what you need tonight
So love and mercy to you and your friends tonight

I was lying in my room
And the news came on TV
A lotta people out there hurtin’
And it really scares me

Love and mercy, that’s what you need tonight
Love and mercy to you and your friends tonight

I was standing in a bar
And watching all the people there
Oh, the loneliness in this world
Well it’s just not fair

Hey, love and mercy, that’s what we need tonight
So love and mercy to you and your friends tonight
Love and mercy, that’s what you need tonight
Love and mercy tonight
Love and mercy tonight


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