Friday, March 30, 2018

O my soul!

Christ of Maryknoll by Robert Lentz
I read a blog today that spoke of "What Wondrous Love is This," so of course I've had that hymn in my head ever since. Appropriate for Good Friday, I think.

The first line struck me differently today than the many other times I've sung it. I pictured the words as "What wondrous love is this, oh my soul?" with the question mark at the end, as if the writer/singer is speaking to her own soul, asking the soul to wonder with her about that wondrous love.

It made me think again about the soul and it being a part of me, but somehow not in me, in Christ instead. I wrote before of that concept. Today, I keep thinking about talking to my own soul, having a conversation about the wondrous love of Jesus, or who knows what else. (I'm not even going to think about the meta-ness of me talking to my own soul -- whatever).

Another hymn that comes to mind is "And Can It Be." That, too, I can think of as a conversation with my soul. "Soul, can it be that I should gain an interest in the Savior's blood? Me, who caused his pain? Me, who pursued him to his death?"

What wondrous, amazing love, indeed.



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