My friend Ben has an MP3 blog and he's posted some great songs and I blame him for my most recent cd purchase. I also found my theme song for the past few months, Mountain Goat's "This Year", after he posted it.
He recently posted a song called "Sympathy for Jesus". I was listening to it again today and was struck by this line (Jesus talking as he pours himself a drink) "I got my fiance; she's supposed to speak my mind. Sometimes she's just chicken and then she messes it up other times." Previously when I had listened to the song I kept thinking "Who is this fiance? What's this all about? Is this influenced by Dan Brown's fiction?" Hi. Seminary student here who took way to long realizing to whom the singer was referring in that portion of the song. The fiance is me and the rest of the Church. I was struck by how the Church (I) is supposed to speak for Jesus and yet screws it up All. The. Time. We are not the prophetic voice we were meant to be. (I am not the prophetic voice I am meant to be) While I have had this realization many, many times, this struck me particularly hard this afternoon.