In my normal style, I thought it would be good to share some southern songs about the bigness of love and its power to open us up.
This short, fun little ditty by folk singer and Unitarian pastor Rev. Meg Barnhouse in Texas beautifully pictures how big love can open our heart:
This classic Guy Clark, too, to me has been one I’ve turned to many times to remember the ways the big love God has for me is found in the little things in life, in deep friendships that are constant, and even in partners I have had who were for me, in that moment, the sturdy kindness of God’s lasting love:
A final song of the south I want to share is one that reminds me of the strength of friendship to be the presence of God’s love for me, “You Can’t Make Old Friends”:
Where have you felt this nearness to love, this sturdy kindness, in your life?