Musical Influence

I have often said that God speaks to me through my iPod.  Actually, he speaks to me through other means as well… it just seems pretty straightforward when it comes in the form of a song in my ear.  Due to the recent death of Michael Jackson, I had picked a shuffle of his songs for my walk with Charlie this morning, but that quickly got old so I switched to Nickleback (another favorite.)  The song that come up first on the shuffle was “If Everyone Cared” which immediately made me think about the commentary that I needed to write on yesterday’s gospel from mass.  I had been struggling with what to write and God used one of my favorite things (music) to help guide me.  I always asks for help when writing these commentaries, but I don’t always accept it when it comes.  I couldn’t help but pay attention today.