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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Song of Songs

At my CRHP meeting last night, I was the one who shared a song and bible verse.  My song was "Just a closer walk with thee", sang by the beautiful and classic Patsy Cline.  I am not a fan of current inspirational music, especially the rock songs.  I am however, totally affected by country/folk gospel music, classics.

The bible verse I chose to share is from the New American Bible,  Song of Songs, Chapter 6 vs 1-3.
D.  Where has your lover gone,
O most beautiful among women?
Where has your lover gone
that we may seek him with you?
B.  My lover has come down to his garden,
to the bed of spice.
To browse in the garden,
and to gather lilies.
My lover belongs to me and I to him;
he browses among the lilies.


Song of Songs is so poetic.  Anytime in RCIA class, that we talked about the metaphor of the church as the bride and Jesus as the groom, I was always affected by that.  I am a bride, a wife, and I have taken vows not only to Alex, but also to God.  I love that Song of Songs is a heated and sensual conversation between bride and groom, between God and his people.  The language is poetic and I can just get lost in it.  That is one thing about the Catholic faith, there is always more to learn and Song of Songs has so many ways to look at it, so many layers, just like the Church.  I enjoy the duality of heavenly and earthly love.  There are also a lot of garden metaphors, those always paint beautiful pictures in my mind.  
So, read Song of Songs, it's short and graphic and great.  You will love it.




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