Thursday, February 28, 2008
Christ Be Our Light
I have on more than one occasion detected a pattern of speech that describes God in the past tense. Quite without any malice intent, and perhaps done so subconsciously, many of us have the tendency to refer to God as ancient and erstwhile- the aforetime God of sacred scripture, who revealed Himself to our progenitors then disappeared during The Enlightenment. In this video, you hear Mother Theresa say that with our modern capacities we have the ability to do many great things. Subsequently, she says, we put God in the past without realizing "God is." The entire video is just over six minutes long. Please, be patient and watch it in its entirety.
*Her interview lasts just after two minutes and ten seconds. After which begins the song Christ Be Our Light by Bernadette Farrell. I’m sure many of you have heard the song before. I, for one, recall singing it but I can't remember when!