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Happy Saturday

I've been listening to this song all week during my morning walks. Perhaps it will spice your weekend with wonder as it has mine.  (Lyrics below.)

Everything is Holy Now by Peter Mayer

When I was a boy, each week On Sunday, we would go to church And pay attention to the priest And he would read the holy Word. And consecrate the holy bread And everyone would kneel and bow Today the only difference is Everything is holy now.

Everything, everything, Everything is holy now.

When I was in Sunday school We would learn about the time Moses split the sea in two Jesus made the water wine And I remember feeling sad that miracles don't happen still But now I can't keep track 'Cause everything's a miracle

Everything, everything Everything's a miracle.

Wine from water is not so small An even better magic trick is that anything is here at all. So the challenging thing becomes not to look for miracles but finding where there isn’t one. Holy water was rare at best barely wet my finger tips Now I have to hold my breath I’m swimming in a sea of it Used to be a world half there Heaven’s second rate hand me downs now I walk it with a reverent air, 'cause everything's holy now.

This morning outside I stood And saw a little red-winged bird Shining like a burning bush Singing like a scripture verse It made me want to bow my head. and I remember when church let out - how things have changed since then, everything is holy now.