POV: you're a disciple who meets the risen Jesus.
Here's what he sings to you.
POV: You've watched your Rabbi die, it's the Sabbath, and you're praying and preparing to enter the new week to carry on His teachings with the passion he instilled in you.
Here's your prayer:
POV: You're on the cross next to Jesus. You're in anguish and your need release. Peace. And Jesus says to you "This day you will be with me in paradise."
This is the feeling that washed over you:
POV: You're a disciple at the last supper, and Jesus has dropped the bombshell that this is the last time you'll be together for a while.
There's an awkward silence, and this is playing in the background:
POV: You're Nicodemus, or another Pharisee or Scribe who is trying to reconcile who you present to the world and how you feel challenged by how Jesus is.
Here's your confession:
POV: You're one of Jesus' female followers, and you've managed to get your hands on our current androcentric Bible...
Frustratingly, and in contradiction to your experience of Jesus, here's how you read your story told by a patriarchal society:
POV: Jesus has just cleared the Temple, and you realise it doesn't have to be the way it was before.
Here's the rallying cry:
POV: You're a donkey with dreams of grandeur at having been picked to carry "the king" down unknown roads and into the fanfare...
Here's what you imagine:
This one is about forgiveness.
Watch this long, uncomfortable and difficult TED talk, and then have a listen to the song.
Shared by Marc
An Act of Kindness - Bastille
This wasn't on my radar at all until last year when I was looking for a piece of music to go behind an Easter chalk drawing... A petition to the Hive-Mind of Facebook brought this song to my attention.
(It was the perfect piece, as long as I removed the bridge about feeling guilty...)
Here's the video I edited together:
If you'd rather listen and come to your own conclusions about the eclectic mix of songs I worked through in Lent 2023, here's the Spotify Playlist!