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March 6, 2011

Early March Sunrise

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 7:08 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket!  Great to be with you on this Sunday morning, the sixth day of March, 2011, and with the dawning of a new day here in Osterville, and, as it turns out, the rest of the world, I bid you and yours a fair and fine adieu.  It is expected to be a little stormy today, as yet another nor’easter heads up the east coast, while states to the south of us here in New England, such as Louisiana, have already seen tornadoes from a weather system that is so massive, it stretches from the gulf region all the way up to Vermont, where violent weather has once again showed us all what the “hoax” (credit Senator James, “she’ll be comin’ round the mountain when she comes”, Inhofe from the great state of Oklahoma) of global warming is really all about…  Today being Sunday, I am again blessed to be able to sing with my choir at my parish here in this little seaside village of Osterville, “Our Lady of the Assumption”, in five hours from the 5:30 a.m. “time” that it is right now here on the east coast.  I bring this up for one reason–music is the ultimate and universal form of communication.  And in these troubled times, bringing such misery to so many American citizens, most of which, the misery that is, could be easily eliminated if our so called “leaders” were not such sniveling puppets, but perhaps they cannot help themselves, yes, in these troubling times, it is good to know that we still have music to fall back on, and the prayers that those “notes” represent.  An Irish priest once said in a sermon that singing the ‘Hymns’ that a whole section of the western Bible is dedicated to, and Hymns being poems written to bring a sense of peace and belonging put to music, are actually meant to be singing prayers, and so, if you sing those poems, you are actually praying twice.  Now I am not what you would call a “bible thumper”, not by a long shot, or one to preach even the Gospels of Jesus Christ himself.  I am of the thought that when the student is ready the teacher will appear.  However, it is worth pointing out that even with all of the darkness in the world today, represented by faceless, nameless, paper entities called multinational corporations, whose greed has effectively destroyed much of this nation’s hopes and dreams, it is also worthwhile to emphasize the FACT that there is still quite a bit of GOOD left in the world today, for as people struggle with making ends meet, you see heroism come to the rescue of those poor souls who have fallen victim to all this mindless hate, anger and paranoia many Americans unfortunately get all wrapped up in–usually from the poisoned airwaves designed for exactly that purpose.  You witness everyday AMERICAN PEOPLE who are not part of the social elite, bringing their A game forward, helping people who cannot help themselves, and, in the end, that is the very thing that they will take with them–to wherever we all go when we shake this mortal coil.  So, as we begin yet another Sunday, for many of us journalists, or comedians if you will, I’m lookin’ at you John Stewart, we may take a gander at the ‘Sunday morning talk shows’, such as the venerable “This Week, with Christiane Amanpour”, airing on ABC at 9 a.m., EST, or the equally good, yet slightly different “Meet the Press, with David Gregory”, only on NBC at 10:30 a.m., and take in all of the mind blowing problems facing our nation and our world at large, with many coming to the conclusion that this world is not only in big trouble, but it seems to have no real way to fix all of it’s monumental issues.  I believe that is where the power of prayer comes in.  “The Lord works in mysterious ways,” is not only a truism but very relevant in my life as I almost lost that life on Nantucket Island seven and a half years ago and it was through music that I found my way back “home”.  It really does not matter if you believe in GOD, but it does help to KNOW that he believes in YOU. Have a wonderful Sunday folks and may His grace be upon the good state senators of Wisconsin, the WISCONSIN 14! For they represent what is still GOOD in this country, as we all recognize the need to rally for their cause, for their cause is yours and it is mine.  PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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