Breathe, at least for me, is the theme song for this year's 4 Corners Festival.
It was written a number of years ago. There was one of those too regular tense moments in Belfast. At a meeting to discuss the crisis someone said that we needed a breath of hope.
A few months earlier in a tense moment at a 4 Corners Festival event David Campton stepped up to the podium and to bring a moments calm said, "Breathe in... breathe out..."
On the telephone one evening when I was feeling down about the impact of all of our peacemaking efforts Fr Martin Magill encouraged me with words of St. Ignatius, "Run towards your doubts!"
The talented Jonny Fitch made the lyric song and then during Coronavirus we tweaked the lyrics to include the idea that God is always hovering over dark places, creating, just as he did in Genesis 1.
The question is will we be the dark... or the light... the kiss... the breath. Which?
Delighted to add that as we blog the song this week Jonny is Number 1 on Youtube with the Sidemen!
Book for 4 Corners Festival 2021 here https://4cornersfestival.com