Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ash Wednesday: Sigh No More

My song is “Sigh No More” by Mumford & Sons.

The chorus really speaks to my heart: “Love, it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you, it will set you free; be more like the man you were made to be.” I think this line is meaningful on several levels. On the one hand, it serves as a reminder of what real love is—or, rather, what it isn’t. So much of the common “wisdom” surrounding earthly love is unhealthy and just plain wrong. I heard recently that “it isn’t love unless you want kill him some days.” That isn’t real love. This song reminds me that real love makes you a better person—more like the person God made you to be, every single day.

On a more spiritual level, it reminds me that the love of God will never betray me, dismay me, or enslave me. It will set me free. And that knowledge is incredibly comforting.

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