Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Oh We Like Sheep

In my scripture-reading blog, I generally try and find something that was personally meaningful to me as I read that morning. It may be an overall concept from the chapter, it may be a single verse or line that really struck me. And what feels important to me today may not be what feels as important the next time I read it. But I generally try really hard to find something meaningful each day when I read.

All this is a prelude to saying that I didn't find something deep and profound today. Instead, I had a fun memory and just wanted to share it. I was reading Mosiah 14 and came to verse 6:

All we, like sheep, have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquities of us all.

Once I read verse six, all I could think of was the memory of the time I went to a performance of Handel's Messiah. It was called "Too Hot to Handel: The Gospel Messiah." It's The Messiah redone in a gospel style. It's actually incredible and I enjoyed it so much I went again the following year.

But there was one passage... the one where they sing the line "All we, like sheep, have gone astray." And they sing that line over and over. Many times. And every time I heard them singing, "Oh we like sheep." Even though I knew what the line actually was, all I could hear was, "Oh we like sheep."

To this day, any time I hear that section in The Messiah, I think of, "Oh we like sheep." Probably inappropriate that I tend to laugh out loud during The Messiah! =)

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