I have said before that I am not religious, and I’m not spiritual. I do not believe in much and I am not sure why we insist on beliefs so much. It just doesn’t make sense to me. There are many ways to make sense of the world, and structuring it within the framework of a religious belief system just doesn’t make sense to me. Ultimately, I think it doesn’t make sense. But we try to make sense. I do it. Things come and go. Maybe I will change my mind, but I don’t know.
I do like a lot of things about religious practices. For example, I like the way they sound. Danielson is a Christian band. Often their beliefs are subtle. They sing about themes like faith and trust and family and love, but they don’t hit you over the head with a dogma. This song is one of their more explicitly religious songs. I like it because of how it sounds more than anything. The chant-like lyrics, “I love my Lord, I love my Lord, I love my Lord, I love my Lord,” simply sounds great. Do we need more than that? I don’t.
Over time, the center gets lost. It gets submerged. It gets erased or it fades. It gets subsumed. It gets taken over by the everyday.