Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Stirring in my Heart Part Two
Buechner invites us to see art not merely as something aesthetic, but as a prayer. So, what helps stir your soul? Is it words written on a page in the form of story/poetry? Is it a painting that invites you to pause, see one moment forever frozen around a frame? Is it music where one note leads to another creating a melody?
Is there a reason why that speaks and sings to you?
I love words. I find encountering and engaging ideas awakens new insights within me. I find music to communicate emotions that words cannot always convey. If find art captures me with the truth that a picture is worth a thousand words.
Today, I invite you to accept Buechner's invitation. Read...listen to music...go to a museum.
Stop - let your whole attention be in that moment.
Look - not only with your eyes, but all your senses. What do you taste when you are reading a good book? What do you smell when looking at a painting?
Listen - what stirs within your heart?
May there be more than a trace of God's grace in this for you today.