Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Metanarrative?

I dont know that I've put this video up on anything before but I was reminded of it the other day and I wanted to put it up again. Although, in watching it again, I realized something that I hadnt before. That the way he loves classical music and the way he energetically lives to instill that love in everyone makes me ashamed of the way I talk about God. I would like to do with God what he does with classical music. The best part about his presentation was setting classical music within the greater "story" of our lives. He showed that the overall picture of Chopin's piece and of life in general is what matters - not the individual notes. I am guilty of "putting the impulse on every note" instead of living life on one buttock. That could be anything from mechanically ticking off theological points to someone or emphasizing church programs and categories instead of passionately telling the story of the world and God's gracious plan. Like this speaker, I would like to show people that they want to come home too and that there is a Grand Plan that has been put in place to bring them there. If I do that, I will get to see shining eyes too.


Sally K. Shetter said...

Isn't that what passion is? Passion creates excitement and excitement is so very contagious. How can we not get excited when we think on God and who He is...and who we are in Him! No excitement nor passion, because we do not think of Him, let alone think "on" Him. We like to believe that we do meditate and ponder the things of God, but really?.... and that is embarrasingly sad.......good blog, Joshie boy, love you

Katy said...

I like it. It made me think about when I'm a teacher. I want my kids to know that learning can change their lives and they are capable of really truly great things.

My only complaint- when he's playing he needs someone to turn off his mike- his breathing was distracting. I had to fast forward Chopin because of that.

Where did you find/hear about this video?

OhK-Booth said...

"Listening, understanding and being moved..." I took a break from writing my Kierkegaard paper and this turned out to be quite a beautiful break. When he spoke of possibilities I couldn't help but think of Kierkegaard's writings. Here is a quote that jumped in my mind..."If we think of virtue as an excellence, however, a new quality that makes it possible for a person to become what God intends, it is evident that faith is itself a virtue, a virtue that in turn makes possible a host of other virtues, especially love and hope, but also patience, wisdom, and honesty."

I agree...good blog! and Katy I also agree that the breathing was distracting.

OhK-Booth said...

Ok, so I am glad I explained my post...I can see how it was confusing. I would like to request/suggest that you blog again and keep it going. I won't leave confusing comments that you have to question me on later --promise!