Thoughts on Lent 3 : Beautiful God-spark Joy


A note to readers: This is an usual post but one for which I hope readers will stop their day. The video below is the final portion of Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th symphony, his last. It is the portion commonly referred to as the "Ode to Joy," words Beethoven appropriated from the poem of the same name,  "An die Freude," by Friedrich Schiller. I invite readers to take time to read the English translation of the lyrics posted under the video itself (they are not the same words of the well-known hy … [Read more...]