TOMORROW IN FITZROY 22.3.14
IS YOUR CHURCH USING LOVE TO ENSLAVE?

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH Verses MUMFORD & SONS ON LOVE

CSN & YMumford


“If you're down and confused

And you don't remember who you're talking to

Concentration slips away

Because your baby is so far away

Well there's a rose in a fisted glove

And the eagle flies with the dove

And if you can't be with the one you love, honey

Love the one you're with

You gotta love the one you're with”

-       From Love The One You’re With by Crosby, Stills & Nash

I have been a late convert to the amazing harmonies and songs Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. How diod I get to 50 without them! The sixties idea of a better world rang beautifully through their harmonies and their guitar work outs raged at injustice. Their hippy dream appealed to my Christian eschatological hopefulness. This song, though, stuck in my throat and bugged my soul. This is where the soul of the hippy got so open minded that God leaked out and a promiscuity that might not have caused the HIV virus but certainly didn’t help when it crashed in.

“So love the one you hold

And I will be your goal

To have and to hold

A lover of the light”

 from Lover of The Light by Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons put a different spin on romantic love. With this song, love is about faithfulness and commitment. Thge Babel album, though in many places Old Testamnet lament, was written and released as Marcus Mumford was readying to marry actress Carey Mulligan and the joy and commitment to love is another recurring theme. “Light” in Mumford speak can with very little digging up of evidence, hint at the Divine. A different source for romantic protocol and our entire society might benefit from the living out.

Comments

nan wolf

"Living out"? Please explain.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)