Singing New Songs

Howard Thurman writes in today’s offering about singing new songs. He notes:

“The old song of my spirit has wearied itself out. It has long ago been learned by heart so that now it repeats itself over and over, bringing no added joy to my days or lift to my spirit. It is a good song, measured to a rhythm to which I am bound by ties of habit and timidity of mind. the words belong to old experiences which once sprang fresh as water from a mountain crevice fed by melting snows.”

That is, things get familiar and stale. But Thurman will of course have none of that.

“I will sing a new song. As difficult as it is, I must learn the new song that is capable of meeting the new need. I must fashion new words born out of all the new growth in my life…. I must prepare new melodies that have never been mine before…. Thus, I may rejoice with each new day and delight my spirit in each fresh unfolding.”

What new tune is out there today?

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