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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for March 27, 2021

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SATURDAY, March 27                  Charles Henry Brent

Romans 11:29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.

Leading music in a church can be a complicated balancing act. A congregation is made up of many different people, and each person has a unique story and particular preferences. Often, the priest has a vision in mind, as does the music director. The question arises: what is the best music for worship?

I work to engage and invite the congregation in for conversations about their backgrounds and stories. These conversations inform my selection of different genres and songs. One time, a Filipino congregant taught our choir a new song in Tagalog. Many of us felt very moved by the song, and it brought a fresh perspective to our faith.

Paul admonishes the practice of some who are unwilling to expand their traditions and customs to those they deem “outsiders.” Paul says God has given every single person valuable gifts to bring to the table. When we take a moment to engage with others, just as Jesus did, we recognize these gifts and experience harmony.

MOVING FORWARD: Sing your favorite hymn or song of praise. Share it with us at #ForwardDaybyDay.

PRAY for the Diocese of Barbados

Ps 137:1-6(7-9), 144 * 42, 43 | Jeremiah 31:27-34 | Romans 11:25-36 | John 11:28-44 or 12:37-50



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