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Morning Song – Taste And See

June 18, 2017

“The scandal of the particular”—that’s the phrase used in Christian theology to talk about bizarre-on-the-face-of-it belief that God becoming human in the person of an itinerant young rabbi in Roman-occupied Palestine 2,000 years ago.

That particularity and physicality continues in Christianity, including in the Roman Catholic Church’s celebration today of the Feast of Corpus Christi (in English, the Body and Blood of Christ). Basically it’s a whole day set apart to celebrate the bread and wine used and consumed during the communion ritual.

All of which is a roundabout way of getting to Kenneth W. Louis’ lovely, dignified and uplifting “Taste And See”, based on Psalm 34. It’s a meditation not on the divine-in-the-transcendant, but the divine in the concrete, the particular, the earthly, the stuff we can taste and see (and smell and touch and hear) right in front of us…if we just notice it.

Taste and see the goodness of the Lord,

Tastes and see the goodness of the Lord,

He’s opened doors for me,

Doors that I just couldn’t see,

Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

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