Have you ever been emotionally stuck in a past season of your life? Or maybe even a past event? If your experience is like mine, some combination of nostalgia, guilt, sentiment, regret and childish merriment keeps lifting that memory to the forefront of your mind.
Part of embracing the impermanence of things, which is the theme of the EP “Everything Has Changed,” has meant actively engaging the passage of time. In other words, I can’t go back and make the darker things different and I can’t go back and make the lighter moments last longer. What I can do, in light of how quickly life moves, is set my eyes on what I have been given and those to whom I have been given today.
In a sense, I choose to live out a prayer I pray every Lent, and one that will be featured in the book I am releasing with Scott Erickson this February,..
“Though I am impacted by my past, may I never be fully defined by it.”
This song is another way to pray those words.
You were good to me