If LESS is MORE, then NOTHING is EVERYTHING.

If LESS is MORE, then NOTHING is EVERYTHING.

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (via versolalto)
Meet you is a most wonderful path of my life,
walk with you was like a never ending great journey,
but leaves you, that a thing that I most regretted.
I wish you know that I suffered.
Heart and Mind; Here’s always has part for our story, and would be never changed.
What if the day without sunshine? Yeah, you know, that’s night! Like my days without you.

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FRIDAY JAM - Hosanna by Hillsong

I thought this song was fitting for Palm Sunday this weekend since the chorus is taken from the Gospel Reading (Mark 11:9, 10).  According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, the word “Hosanna” is derived from Psalm 118:25:  “hoshi’a na” in Hebrew; “Save us” or “Lord, grant salvation” in English. 

The 118th Psalm is one of praise and great rejoicing; it is also quite prophetic, for it sings to God with these words, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.  We bless you from the house of the Lord.  The Lord is God and has enlightened us.  Join in procession with leafy branches up to the horns of the altar.  You are my God, I give you thanks; my God I offer you praise.  Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his mercy endures forever” (Psalm 118:26-29).

Thus, the crowd who would shout “Crucify him!  Crucify him!” on Good Friday began by quoting Psalm 118 while embodying its text.  Indeed, it is right and just to rejoice in the Lord.  We praise Him also because he has heard our pleading, our cries of “Hossana,”  “Save us!”

The lyrics of this song seem to draw a comparison between the grand entry of our King into Jerusalem, riding on the back of an ass, and His majestic return on the Last Day, riding on the clouds with fire.  Thus, I think that this song is inviting us to welcome our crucified and resurrected King into our lives, especially when we’re not in church, and allow Him to rule our bodies, our thoughts, our desires, our present troubles, our future plans; “Everything I am for Your kingdom’s cause”. 

For about 40 days and 40 nights we have been preparing ourselves, readying our hearts through prayer, seeking a selfless faith on our knees; through fasting and the Sacrament of Penance in which we begged God to heal our hearts, make us clean, and show us how to love; and through alms giving that we might unite our hearts to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Who is present to us in the least of His brothers and sisters.

So, this Sunday (or Saturday Vigil), sing “Hosanna” with renewed praise and shout the word with joy if the Gospel is proclaimed in choir format.  Rejoice and be glad for Jesus (“God saves”) has indeed come to proclaim liberty to captives and set prisoners free those who were enslaved to sin and even in death were barred from heaven. 

Lord Jesus, we rejoice with our voice and by our actions for the sufferings You endured and the pain we caused You has led to our salvation.  We praise You for You are indeed Good, and Your mercy does endures forever.  HosannaHosanna in the highest!!!

[Verse 1]
I see the King of glory
Coming on the clouds with fire
The whole earth shakes, the whole earth shakes
I see His love and mercy
Washing over all our sin
The people sing, the people sing

[Chorus]
Hosanna, hosanna
Hosanna in the highest (x2)

[Verse 2]
I see a generation
Rising up to take the place
With selfless faith, with selfless faith
I see a near revival
Stirring as we pray and seek
We’re on our knees, we’re on our knees

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like You have loved me
Break my heart for what breaks Yours
Everything I am for Your Kingdom’s cause
As I walk from earth into eternity

[Chorus]

The most repeated phrase in the Bible are the words, “Don’t be afraid!”
Rabbi Harold Kushner (via wordslessspoken)
The most repeated phrase in the Bible are the words, “Don’t be afraid!”
Rabbi Harold Kushner (via wordslessspoken)