Last Sunday, we talked about the dust we collect in our hearts: the dust of meanness, disappointment, and darkness. We also talked about the importance of the ‘inner dusting’. Referring to Luke 10:11: “Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off in protest against you.”
I shared some of the ways that helped me to feel lighter. One thing I forgot to mention was listening to a song or music.
A congregation member sang God On The Mountain by Tracy Gail Dartt, memorably performed by Lynda Randle. I felt that the song’s lyrics were the inner duster I needed that day.
Life Is Easy When You’re Up On The Mountain
And You’ve Got Peace Of Mind Like You’ve Never Known
But Things Change When You’re Down In The Valley
We Talk Of Faith When We’re Up On The MountainWords and music copyright © 1975 Gaviota Music, c/o Manna Music, Inc; used by permission of One License, license number 722141-A.
But Talk Comes So Easy When Life’s At Its Best
But In The Valley Of Trials And Temptations
That’s When Faith Is Really Put To The Test.
I would love to hear from you. What are your inner dusters? How do you dust your hearts and spirits? Do you have a song that helps you to cleanse your soul? Please, share your story with us at [email protected].
—Rev. Chuck Moon
A version of this message first appeared in the Saturday, July 9, 2022, edition of Tidbits.