|the Lady herself, with St. Bernadette|
Anyway. What I love is the idea of choosing one of your favorite better-known artists and dancing to one of their lesser-known songs. Almost everyone knows Jason Mraz as a clever, usually highly caffeinated-sounding guy. God Rests in Reason couldn't be farther from his typical music. Borrowing lines from Kahlil Gibran's philosophical classic The Prophet, this song speaks to seeing the image and likeness of God in your beloved. With lines like
you may wear a wound that truly spoke to you
Believe in all that voice and follow through...
Love possesses nothing
Nor would it ever be possessed
Love is sufficient unto love
And you can figure out the rest,
how can you not swoon a little? Although Gibran was raised in a Christian family, The Prophet is most often read as New Age spirituality today, which seems a shame. Still, when I read the lyrics to this song I can't really find anything contrary to the Catholic faith, and when Jason sings about being drawn to "everlasting love," it's hard to imagine something other than being drawn to God, who is Love Himself, with your husband. Listen to the song here:
What do you want to walk up the aisle to and dance to?