“I feel your love
I feel your strong love
I feel the patience
Of unconditional love
I feel the strength
I feel your faith in me
I'll never let you down no matter what you do
If you just walk with me and let me walk with you
I'm on this journey I don't wanna walk alone
Walk with me
Walk with me”
- from Walk With Me by Neil Young
More spiritual musings from Neil Young’s most recent album Le Noise and we can hear Young laying out the deep soul needs of every human being. On this journey of life, that we come to perceive as more of a journey the older we become, we all need that “unconditional love” that Young might be looking for in a wife or a companion. Christianity gives the most powerful and poetic image of this unconditional love in the concept of “grace” found at its core; God loves us as we are. Jesus artistic story of the Prodigal Son reveals the unconditional love of God well. The old popular hymn Amazing Grace sets this unconditional love beautifully into the journeying metaphor –
“Through many dangers, toils and snares...
We have already come.
T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far...
and Grace will lead us home.”