Latest entry for West Heights Logos Newsletter column, cross posted to Campus Ministry.
In his book Blue like Jazz, author Donald Miller writes, “I never liked Jazz music because Jazz music doesn’t resolve.” Right off, I can tell Miller and I are coming from different worlds, because I have long loved Jazz – precisely because it doesn’t resolve. It embraces chaos, creativity, structure and freedom, emotion and technical skill. But I get why others don’t enjoy it as much. There are times when even I find there are just “too many notes.”
Miller, however, continues “But I was outside the Bagdad Theater in Portland one night when I saw a man playing the saxophone. I stood there for fifteen minutes, and he never opened his eyes. After that I liked Jazz music. Sometimes you have to watch somebody love something before you can love it yourself. Its as if they are showing you the way.”
I think Pentecost is kind of like that…
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