February 7. Beauty sent a youtube link to each one in the group and asked them to watch and listen so that they could share their responses with one another. “I have always loved St Francis and this presentation of his Canticle to Creation brought tears to my eyes,” Audrey said. “I like the gentle, reflective background music behind the words and the beautiful images,” Paul added. “Isn’t art, music and beauty a gift of God to us, to reflect on his creation? David certainly understood that, even 3000 years ago.”
As the fat is selected from the peace offering, so David was selected from the sons of Israel. He played with lions as with young goats and with bears as with lambs. Did he not kill a giant and take away reproach from the people? He sang praise with all his heart and he loved his Maker. He placed singers before the altar to make sweet melody with their voices. He gave beauty to the feasts. The Lord took away his sons and exalted his power for ever. Sirach 47:2-11.
Pope Francis: When we can see God reflected in all that exists, our hearts are moved to praise the lord for all his creatures and to worship him in union with them. This sentiment is expressed magnificently in the hymn of St Francis of Assisi, ‘praise be you, my Lord, with all your creatures, especially Brother Sun, who is the day and through whom you give us light…… continue LS87. Watch the video “The Canticle of Creation” from Salt and Light TV. Or google the text and other musical versions