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dc.contributor.authorWhitney, Tamoraen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 943en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 944en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 945en_US
dc.description.abstractToday is the feast day of St. Cecilia, patron saint of musicians. It's said that on her wedding day she sang in her heart to the Lord, and she was able to retain her virginity and convert her new husband to Christianity. He was baptized and then could see the angel who protected her.|Music can be very powerful. I personally came to the church through music many years ago. When I started college at the College of St. Mary in Omaha, I joined the choir. I had been playing guitar for several years then and had been singing, my mother says, since before I could talk. The sisters suggested that I sing for Mass, but I had never been to Mass. I hadn't been raised in a religion. I hadn't been baptized. But I went to Mass. And I loved the music. And soon I was singing for Mass with the choir, with my classmates, and on my own. And I converted to Catholicism when I was a sophomore in college. I sang in my heart, and in the chapel, to God, and he heard me and accepted me. Like Cecilia's husband, I was baptized and converted. And I still love the music at Mass. I think singing is the purest means of praise.|In the first reading from Revelation, when the lamb who was slain was worthy to open the scrolls, the elders sang a hymn praising the one who paid for our salvation in blood. They sang a new hymn. Until Jesus' sacrifice, no one could open the scroll. But now this wonderful occurrence deserved a new song worthy of situation. Their song was created from the sacrifice of love. The psalm encourages us to sing a new song to God, to praise him in singing and dancing, to use music and movement to express our love for God where ever we are, since he loves us so much. We need to sing a new song like the elders. We should not harden our hearts, but should sing in our hearts to God.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.subject.otherThanksgiving Day (USA)en_US
dc.titleReflection for Thursday November 22, 2018: Thanksgiving Day (USA)..en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorWhitney, Tamoraen_US Timeen_US 33en_US
dc.subject.local1Sirach 50:22-24en_US
dc.subject.local11 Kings 8:55-61en_US
dc.subject.local1Isaiah 63:7-9en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11en_US
dc.subject.local21 Chronicles 29:10bc, 11, 12en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8en_US
dc.subject.local31 Corinthians 1:3-9en_US
dc.subject.local3Colossians 3:12-17en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 17:11-19en_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 7:7-11en_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 11:25-30en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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