View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Off to make a joyful noise

Rock of Faith has rehearsal tonight.

Uptempo music. Sometimes loud. Amplified acoustic guitars. Electric guitar. Electric bass. Drums. Electric keyboards. Flute.

The kind of instrumentation and music that might lead some to grimace.

Yet we get many people of all ages coming up to us after Mass to thank us, and to say they are glad we are an option once or twice a month.

Should we play each week? No, not for regular Masses. But if we had a specific teen Mass, that would be fine. For now, special school Masses.

The rest of the time, I'm content to praise God as part of the regular choir. Four-part harmonies and piano/organ. (And two acoustic guitars and a bass for rhythm.)

Thank God for the beauty of music.


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