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There is no chance that this day will be less than spectacular! It is just approaching 7:00 A.M. and I have already been lifted high by Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings. I was ready for that as it is a piece that has a permanent home in my iPhone. It came up this morning in my email as a tribute piece to Thomas Keating whose face is that of a 95 year-old who is reaching out in bliss for his eternal reward which he achieved in late 2018.

What I had not expected was an email from my sister who got it from her friend Lyn…that is a good example of something going viral. It goes a long way to counteract the virus that has been dampening spirits around the world. Not only is the music inspiring but the faces of the performers create a perfect image of how we ought to see ourselves as diverse children together praising the Creator – however we conjecture and name God. This one brought me to tears – of joy, of course. I hope that you will take the time to watch Baba Yetu performed in Swahili by the Stellenbosch University Choir of South Africa. It is worth the watch!

P.S. 7:20AM: The sun is shining!