Hello uncle Suss! I've not comment much here on this side of Boomer Town, but I just, again, love your handling of Dave's stuff.
'engrafting ourselves into the music, rather than recoiling from it'.
In regards to your parted statement above; Your approach results in clean - tight on 'the inside' of the music. It's a beauty and skill that many seem to overlook especially if one's not aware of what to look for.
You have a way on words that describes essential elements that are not clear. And one of those words are "grafting vs recoiling." I will process these terms and it may change the way I approach my music.
Again thanks uncle and hope all is well and much Aloha,
I think of myself no more highly than I ought to. For you to wonder where I get my words from; then consult the Bible. I've engrafted myself into the Process, as well as the Work. To the extent that it might save another apart from myself. This is the Bible Racman. Specifically:
The Apostle James under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit wrote [Jesus’s Brother; Chapter 1; verses 20 through 27 – King James Version]:
“For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all
filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful
hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man among you seem
to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world."
From the Source Himself, this is how I construe, discern and interpret applications to my life from The Source.
means to make something a part of you; to the extent that it cannot be removed. To
means to rebound from it before even recognizing what it is - bringing about fear and misappropriation/misunderstanding. There is much need for individuals to recognize
portraying themselves in front of others when they (themselves) have neither depth nor basis/meaning (except in their own eyes).
Keep the music alive Guys... and exercise patience with ALL. We're ALL a work in progress until His 2nd coming.
And to Glenn (Racman)... allow the oil of the Holy Spirit to drip around your hair, eyes, beard and loins. Then, and only then, will you come to ENGRAFT the meaning of Psalm 133. The anointing Oil should never be taken lightly or for granted. It is a force in your life that exemplifies the Gift of Christ. No magic there... just simply submission to it with a whole heart.