“Everything is Holy Now” (a short Friday post)

Apologies for the absence of a post yesterday, my friends.  Little struggle with an early winter cold/flu bug in which the bug appears to be winning.

And today, something a little different.

 

Below are the lyrics to the song “Everything is Holy Now,” by Minnesota folk singer Peter Mayer.  Below that is a video of Peter performing the song.  It’s 4:42 minutes that could potentially transform your day, at the very least.  Trust me.

“Everything is Holy Now”
by Peter Mayer

When I was a boy, each week
On Sunday, we would go to church
And pay attention to the priest
He would read the holy word
And consecrate the holy bread
And everyone would kneel and bow
Today the only difference is
Everything is holy now.

When I was in Sunday school
We would learn about the time
Moses split the sea in two
Jesus made the water wine.
And I remember feeling sad
That miracles don’t happen still
But now I can’t keep track
‘Cause everything’s a miracle.

Wine from water is not so small
But an even better magic trick
Is that anything is here at all.
So the challenging thing becomes
Not to look for miracles
But finding where there isn’t one.

When holy water was rare at best
It barely wet my fingertips
But now I have to hold my breath
Like I’m swimming in a sea of it.
It used to be a world half there
Heaven’s second rate hand-me-downs
But I walk it with a reverent air
‘Cause everything is holy now.

Read a questioning child’s face
And say it’s not a testament.
That’d be very hard to say.
See another new morning come
And say it’s not a sacrament
I tell you that it can’t be done.

This morning, outside I stood
And saw a little red-winged bird
Shining like a burning bush
Singing like a scripture verse.
It made me want to bow my head
I remember when church let out
How things have changed since then
Everything is holy now.
It used to be a world half-there
Heaven’s second rate hand-me-downs
But I walk it with a reverent air
‘Cause everything is holy now

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2 responses to ““Everything is Holy Now” (a short Friday post)

  1. Beautiful! Feel better, my friend!

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  2. Ann

    As you know, I love this song and I was going to recommend you listen to “Yukon Sally” when, what dya’ know, up pops “up next Yukon Sally”. Check it out if haven’t done so:). Feel better.

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