Monday, February 16, 2009

Yes, I just had a dance party in my room by myself

And I'm not afraid to admit it.  

And yes, I'm a big dork, in many, many ways.  You don't even know. I'm sure that will be apparent the more I post.  

One of the things that we strive as Jesuits to live by is to find God in all things. I went to Mass at Fordham's 9pm mass yesterday and their closing song, "Your Grace is Enough" by Matt Maher, for whatever reason, just really stuck in my head. When I got to my room, I kept singing it in my head for at least a good hour. Then I thought, "I wonder if they have that song on iTunes." They did, and the following video is what transpired when I found it.  

Actually, I've had a lot of prayer periods where I find myself dancing and singing a lot. I just find a lot of life and energy out of it. 

So, yeah, I'm probably making a big fool of myself, and yeah, I'm probably nuts for posting this on youtube. And yeah, I'm sure I'll be hearing about it later. Oh well! I hope you enjoy it.

Shall we dance? 

Great is your faithfulness oh God
You wrestle with the sinner's heart
You lead us by still waters into mercy
And nothing can keep us apart

Pre Chorus:
So remember your people
Remember your children
Remember your promise, oh God

Your grace is enough.
Your grace is enough.
Your grace is enough.
Your grace is enough for me.

Verse 2:
Great is your love and justice God.
You use the weak to lead the strong.
You lead us in the song of your salvation
And all your people sing along.

Pre Chorus:
So remember your people.
Remember your children.
Remember your promise, oh God.

Chorus x3

Chorus 2:
Your Grace is enough
Heaven reaching down to us
Your Grace is enough for me

God, I see your grace is enough
I'm covered in your love
Your grace is enough for me


Marc said...

dance dance!

Barbara said...

You are a brave soul, Ryan. I don't exactly get your generation (I am much, much older and a retired college professor -- so I have met and known a few of your generation) and its need to share itself so vastly. Nevertheless, your post does remind me of my own connection between dance and prayer and, for that, I am grateful. For me, it is the Missa Luba and the music of Keur Meussa abbey that bring me to this expression of prayer. You should try it some time. I am glad I am not alone in this.

Ryan Rallanka, SJ said...

That is an interesting comment you make, Barbara. It is true that my generation seems to enjoy abundantly sharing themselves on the net, especially the mundane details of our lives (just look at facebook). It's probably influenced by the fact that, with the ability to proliferate information so easily, there's a greater desire to be able to share that with others. For my generation that has grown up with computers, it almost becomes second nature to us.

I think that is a future blog post for me to think about!

Travel Monkey said...

Ryan, you are not alone! I have solo dance parties too! I love it and it's great exercise too right? :-)

Jake Martin said...

How come I never see you wear that colorful Native American jacket thingy haning in the background?

Thomas said...

Not a bad song, but attending a Mass where this was the music? God help us!

Ryan Rallanka, SJ said...

Yes, the world is coming to an end. Be afraid