St. Gemma Galgani

St. Gemma Galgani
"What would have become of me, if I have not had Her?" -St. Gemma

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

1 Samuel 1-3, 8-11, 16-17

Selected Lectio Reading:
1 Samuel 1-3, 8-11, 16-17


I feel that there are a lot of people today in society that look down at others that listen to music for comfort or constantly so they can be distracted from things. This isn't a thing in Genesis 16. Saul's servants suggest, that when he tormented by an evil spirit from the Lord, that he find a superb lyre player to distract him and chase away the spirit. Now, a theory is that these spirits were Saul's own conscience and so the music would calm his thoughts into happiness. David became the lyre player in the end and Saul came to love him very much for his doings. So, "And whenever the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, David took the lyre and played it with his hand, and Saul would be relieved and feel better, and the evil spirit would depart from him." (1 Samuel 16:23)

There are many people, including myself, that turn to music as an outlet from our daily lives. It can be either making music yourself, or just listening to it. However, it seems that people tend to see these individuals as people who don't care and would rather not be social. Sometimes this is the case, but other times a family member or someone can be rude to another and so this person will listen to music to avoid their words. Or someone could be having terrible thoughts of their own attack them, so they rock out to their favorite song and dream of something different. All the while, the people around them tell them to stop ignoring their family members or to "man up" and "deal with it". Well to you people who think someone is rude when they have their headphones in constantly, look at what your saying or what's happening to them. Don't be a son of a bacon bit and unnecessarily scold them for coping with their life or I'll find you and punch the ever loving strawberry cheesecake out of you.


 I am thankful for the gift of music, instruments, and those who make the music as well.

Oratio/Prayer Intention:

Lord, please give me the strength in need in life to protect my friend and myself. Keep those who make beautiful music safe and give them inspiration. And give nice thoughts to those who drown in their own depressing ones.

Quote of the Day:

“Her sentences were icebergs, with just the tip of her thought coming out of her mouth, and the rest kept up in her head, which I was starting to think was more and more beautiful the longer I looked at her.” -Gregory Galloway, As Simple As Snow

Special Song Suggestions: (these are all quiet and soothing songs but choose anything you like)
-any song written by Fahrenhaidt
-Thistled Spring by Horse Feathers
-Anchor by Novo Amor
-Drift by Kim Janssen
-It's Okay by Land Of Talk
-Atlas: Touch by Sleeping At Last
-The Wisp Sings by Winter Aid
-Circling by Nils Frahm
-Your Hand In Mine by Explosions In The Sky
-any classical music