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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunday Afternoon Music Videos: Kyrie in a Major Key

The wind blows hard against this mountain side
Across the sea into my soul
It reaches into where I cannot hide
Setting my feet upon the road....

Kyrie eleison
Down the road that I must travel
Kyrie eleison
Through the darkness of the night
Kyrie eleison
Where I'm going would you follow?
Kyrie eleison
on the highway in the light — from Kyrie, Mr. Mister

I'm back from almost 2 full weeks of silence, the last 8 days of them on retreat here. When I got back in the car to drive home, this was at the top of my play list. Kyrie eleison. Lord, have mercy. I loved the joyous beat of it all, propelling me back out into the world and down the PA turnpike.

One joy of my retreat was hearing five terrific Jesuit homilists preach on, among other texts, Matthew's description of Jesus setting the disciples feet upon the road (here and here).

Many of us are traveling this summer, in body and soul. On retreat, on holiday, to new ministries, to and from school. May the Lord have mercy on all our roads, may the cooling winds of God's Spirit blow from every corner of the earth to renew us.

What music moved your soul this weekend? Share with us in the comments!

I checked my music library to discover I have almost 2 hours worth of Kyrie's in it -- this would be by far the liveliest! If you find yourself in need of something a bit more calming, try this Kyrie by British composer Margaret Rizza.

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