Thursday, October 8, 2009


I was listening to U2's "Grace" today. Actually, I was listening to Nichole Nordeman's track on a tribute record. I have to admit I'm not a huge fan of the Nordeman cover itself. The vocal production is a bit too "pop" for my tastes. But the song is captivating - so captivating in fact that I had to listen to it twice this morning on the way into work and once this evening on the way home.

I love the way it frames the idea of Grace in terms of visual beauty. I also love the way it captures the transformation that is inherent in the idea of Grace. Here's a sampling:

Grace, she takes the blame
She covers the shame
Removes the stain
What once was hurt
What once was friction
What left a mark
No longer stings...
Because Grace makes beauty
Out of ugly things

Grace finds beauty in everything

What a great way to bookend a day when I need Grace to touch everything I do.

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