Daily Reflection: Friday, April 3

In these days, I am taking time in reflecting upon my life, looking to the past, and thinking about the many things that have been important in my life: music, books, people, situations...

I went to my Bible, and started looking through all the prayer cards, notes, and pictures that I have stuffed among the pages over the years.

Today I “re-discovered” the lyrics of one of my favorite songs from the past that was an inspiration to me:

If We Only Have Love

If we only have love, then tomorrow will dawn,
And the days of our years will rise on that morn
If we only have love to embrace without fears
We will kiss with our eyes, we will sleep without tears.

If we only have love, with our arms opened wide
The young and the old will stand at our side.
If we only have love, Love that’s falling like rain
Then the parched desert earth will grow green again.

If we only have love for the hymn that we shout
For the song that we sing, then we’ll have a way out.
If we only have love we can reach those in pain,
We can heal all our wounds, we can use our own names.
If we only have love, we can melt all the guns,
And then give the new world to our daughters and sons.

If we only have love, then Jerusalem stands,
and then death has no shadows, there are no foreign lands.
If we only have love, we will never bow down
We’ll be tall as the pines, neither heroes nor clowns.
If we only have love, then we’ll only be men
And we’ll drink from the grail to be born once again.

Then with nothing at all, but the little we are
We’ll have conquered all time, all space, the sun and the stars.
--Jacques Brel

Just go to “ youtube.com ” and choose your favorite artist to listen to the song.

I would choose Johnny Mathis or Dionne Warwick (I know that I am dating myself!!)

Enjoy the music and lyrics!

--Fr. Mike
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