Bring your Light and Peace to this darkened world
Where people kill in your name
Where women – especially Indigenous women here in Canada – are murdered and missing too frequently with too little care from the rest of us
And all the while the media tells us to consume more, and everything will be all right – which people blindly believe
“Jesus, I want to be a thermostat, not a thermometer. Raise my spiritual temperature, and use me to raise it at enCompass, too. I know that I can’t do it, though – do it, Merciful Lord, through me or even despite me for that matter if need be. Amen.”
At the Winnipeg Comic Con this year there was a vendor selling hand-bound leather notebooks. They were really good quality, and while I’m a sucker for that kind of thing, what really caught my eye and kept coming to mind over the weekend was a notebook she had made out of old 3.5″ floppy disks. Anyway, I picked one up and have made it a prayer journal (something I’ve never done before).
I thought on Fridays I would share prayers from it, calling it “Floppy Disk Fridays.”
Here is the first one I wrote in it, which should be familiar to some of you:
“Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of God,
have mercy on me,
Came across this album on YouTube recently and I like it a lot.
The artist had quite an interesting life too. From Wikipedia:
“Louis Thomas Hardin (May 26, 1916 – September 8, 1999), better known as Moondog, was an American composer, musician, poet and inventor of several musical instruments. He was blind from the age of 16. In New York from the late 1940s until he left in 1972, he could often be found on 6th Avenue between 52nd and 55th Street wearing a cloak and Viking-style helmet, sometimes busking or selling music, but often just standing silent and still.”
Give it a listen, and let me know what you think below.