Remember that old DC Talk song about being “in the light”?
It’s no secret that the artist who made the biggest impact on me in 2016 (and into 2017) is Chance the Rapper. And one of my fave songs on his critically acclaimed Coloring Book album is “All We Got”:
I’m standing in a dimly candle-lit room full of strangers, staring at the faces of long-dead saints, and hearing the chants of a priest I can barely understand. No, this isn’t some nightmare of mine, this is my first Vespers service at an Orthodox church.
When your life collapses it doesn’t always catch you off guard. Sometimes you can feel it coming from a long way off, like a great storm in the desert.