Years ago I heard my old friend Ben Patterson quote a theologian (can’t remember his name) who said, “Hope is hearing the music of the future; faith is dancing to it.” I’m not much of a dancer, so I can’t really relate to the dancing part of that equation. But I’m amazed by how many people don’t even hear the music. As I write this, it’s Easter (holy) week, which seems to go largely ignored these days. For most people, there’s more hope in the beginning of baseball season and the recent rise in the stock market than the Easter story.
Reminds me of the video below of Joshua Bell, one of the greatest concert violinists in the world, who played violin in a subway station just to see if anyone would notice. As I remember the story, this amazing artist who normally gets paid $10,000 and up to play concerts picked up $32 in tips that day. I love the one woman who hears and recognizes the music for what it is.
By the way, this video was posted exactly two years ago today.