As you know, Brian certainly shaped my soul, and I imagine many of your souls, as he would play the Offertory, when he would close his eyes, be one with the piano, and then co-create with God. It was as though the music came from God's heart, through Brian's and into ours.
Here's a closing blessing from Christine Valters Paintner (the spiritual guide I am connected to in Ireland), as she writes about our work being an extension of God's creativity and our opportunity to co-create with God.
Let us pray it into our hearts this early morning--
God who labors through us,
we bring our full presence to work
and enter into an act of co-creation with you.
Support me in the endeavor to do everything with love,
remembering that each small act of compassion
is woven together into a great tapestry of kindness.
Bless my hands as I offer my gifts
in service to your unfolding grace.
With great and growing love, and with blessings, Barbara