This is a saying I picked up from my grandfather. When he used it, he was generally referring to a hymn he experienced on one of those rare occasions when my saintly grandmother could drag him to church.
We all know nice songs that are hard to sing, and I think the idea fits the Lenten scripture passages from the Narrative Lectionary this year quite well. They are familiar passages, but they are hard to live out.
And remember this movie scene where a number of young hopefuls attempt to sing Kelly Clarkson’s Since You’ve Been Gone? Some can hit the notes, but others fall flat. Sometimes we are rockstars when it comes to being the people God calls us to be, and other times…
Looking for a Lenten discipline? I’ll be posting a list of possibilities to consider here tomorrow
Rev. Anne Russ is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), currently based in New York City. Doubting Believer provides tools and encouragement for the rollercoaster ride of your faith journey. Follow me on Facebook , Instagram and YouTube. You can also follow on TikTok. Get emails to keep up with all that is happening.