O My Soul, Keep Awake!

My Pastoral Ponderings

What I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.

Mark 13:37

When you think of the word, “soul,” what comes to mind? I don’t mean “soul food,” or “soul music,” or even the new Pixar movie, “Soul.” But the soul within us that has been created by God. I want to invite you to think with me about our souls today, as we begin this new church year. And I want to start with a wonderful quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who laments that in our modern world, something like the soul has become nothing more than a memory: 

Like a song from old times, like a medieval image painted on gold leaf, like the memory of childhood days, the sound of the wonderful word of the soul has grown foreign to us. If there is still in our day—in the age of machines, of economic battles, of the…

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