Inspiration often comes from the darkest places.
The April 29 commentary by Kathleen Parker, “With a song in prisoners’ hearts,” tells us about the possibilities for transformation within those who are, literally, imprisoned. We, who are not locked up in actual prison, may be less likely to dig deep enough into our souls to find the “divine spark,” as Parker put it, to light the fire of transformation.
Through music, song and ritual, these folks have found a source of healing, and thus can find the freedom to change and become all that human beings can be, even behind the locked doors of prison.
How many of us who are “free” can say: “If I knew then what I know now/ I’d never stop believing/ That I can do anything/ I can change/ I can be transformed”?
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In this time of world crisis, we are being called to take on the challenge to be all that we can be. We must find the ways.