SONGS WITHOUT WORDS
Vocalists ask me on a weekly basis if there are any vacancies for them on the scheduled roster of gigs I play.
The songs I play do have words. But in the context of a dinner or brunch service, the lyrics need not be heard. The melodies alone are sufficient for providing the background atmosphere.
Why is it then that when I pray, I feel the need to articulate in detail every petition of my heart’s desire?
There is another kind of spiritual and meditative power without words.
Regardless of the capacity to speak, we can trust and understand that we are already heard.