This evening went to a house for dinner. A fine young man was there. He was telling me about his life and work. He has written songs for movies. He just recorded a song with Wynoona Judd.
I was talking to him about this weekend gospel. The first reading is about an angel freeing Peter. The Gospel is about Jesus giving the keys to Peter to bind and loose.
I gave Matthew the words, angel, keys and bind and loose. Gave him 3 minutes to come up with a song using these words.
So Here it is, drums beat….think of 80’s song beat, ‘Every Rose has it Thorn.’
As messenger for the people of God
Angels signify not only God’s unbound love
But God’s concern as human being
Transcending into Heaven, we don’t always go unbound
At times we arrive binded by our circumstance
But it is up to us to understand the keys to life
Often delivered by angels to protect us,
Not only from ourselves but from those we are destined to meet on the other side,
Do not be afraid of your shackles
And don’t take for granted your freedom
Simply understand we all have the keys to our own heavenly destiny.
Author Matthew Green
P.S. from Fr Stefan You are the captain of your ship. You have the key.