November 20, 2015
My fellow pilgrims,
I greet you from a solemn place in my heart. The attacks last week shook the world to witness evil, but also hope and resilience. I wanted to write something today to provide a resounding message of strength, but I think the Lord wanted me to remain meek this time and be content with asking for mercy in a peaceful hope.
This message was really brought out last night when I attended a requiem Mass at the NYU Catholic Center. Throughout the Mass, I felt the peace of Christ slowly seeping into my bones; the Lord was steadying my heart on His Resurrection and Kingship, and fears of the world were fizzling out. I didn't feel strong, but I didn't feel afraid either. I felt like God was peacefully reminding me of His
However, this morning, I felt the same worry and concern for the world. After mistakenly reading through the news for far too long, I realized I had spent my allotted time for prayer instead on busying my mind with an imprudent amount of information. I was then led to simply pray Morning Prayer, and was struck by Psalm 51 and the responsory: "At daybreak, be merciful to me."
Instead of thinking and mulling over a written reflection, I decided to record an impromptu music meditation on these two texts that spoke to me. I hope you enjoy it, and that it aids you in prayer and meditation today, leading you to focus on the peace that comes with meekness and surrender to Christ's power.