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My Faves Help Me With the Election Results

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Quirky T was shocked, confused, and angered by the results of the recent election for President of the United States of America. To help me get through this tough time, I looked to my favorite musicians.

 

This was truly the “Land of Confusion” (Genesis). Before the election, I often wished some of the candidates would simply “Go Away” (Gloria Estefan). Honestly, I hope after the election some people will simply go silently away from public view. After all, with some of the candidates “Bad is Bad” (Huey Lewis and the News).

 

So now with the election results, it really will be even less fun to be an “Illegal Alien” (Genesis). After speaking to a Catholic priest, I have learned to resign myself to the situation and “Let It Be” (The Beatles). After all, I am an American and because of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, “I’m Free” (Jon Secada).

 

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Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.

To get through this, I will rely on prayer and try to live the lyrics to “The Peace Prayer of St. Francis”.

 

Guitar Train passengers, are there songs you listen to which perfectly sum up real world events?

Christian Tracks

In preparation for the beginning of Lent next week, the Guitar Train is making a Christian music stop.  Quirky T’s exposure to religious music is mainly through weekly Catholic Mass.  My top five favorite songs sung at Mass are

  1. Prayer of St. Francis  http://youtu.be/ZI1Gst7pEqc
  2. On Eagle’s Wings  http://youtu.be/MvpjxfWrjzY
  3. City of God  http://youtu.be/-zRAUH8yBcQ
  4. The King of Glory
  5. Seek Ye First  http://youtu.be/S1Y8Naj3RFk

Recently, I have been aware of contemporary Christian songs that are not played during traditional religious services.

One song that I heard about at a recent religious retreat is “Already There” by Casting Crowns.  http://youtu.be/Qtg9axTtNLg

This song spoke to me because it made me realize that any obstacles or delays on the train ride of my life are temporary.  Jesus is already there at the station, waiting for me.  From Jesus’ point of view, any derailments are already over as in “this too shall pass”.  I just have to keep chugging along the train track and realize I’m where God wants me to be, even if I never find out why this is happening to me.  That is a very comforting thought for me.

Guitar Train passengers, tell Quirky T what are your favorite songs to hear and sing in church.  What modern Christian songs do you listen to outside of church?  Who are your favorite Christian artists?

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