I have the Theology of Staying and over in Washington (DC), Msgr. Pope has a Spirituality of Walking (and dancing). Have I mentioned how much I love to dance?
Here is an excerpt:
“Dance! In this video I wonder if you might consider a very elaborate form of walking that we call dancing. Now traditional dancing requires an enormous amount of leaning and, especially for the woman, a lot of trust as she allows the man to lead her. She must lean into his moves and follow his direction. In this video the great Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance marvelously. But as you watch this, think of the Lord Jesus leading his bride the Church in a great dance of faith. Consider the trust that is necessary for the Church and for us as individuals as God leads us in the great walk, the great dance that is faith. Only by leaning, trusting and following will our dance ever be “graceful.” In the final dance move Fred and Ginger leap over the rail of the dance floor and swirl through the doors. So too will we. If we as members of the Bride of Christ will but trust him, follow his lead and lean in the great walk, the great dance of faith we too will leap off the dance floor one day and go through the gates of heaven.
Enjoy this video. It is Fred and Ginger at their finest. And as you watch keep in mind the spiritual image.”
I grew up dancing. This was amazing! I had to watch it twice just to get the whole “grace-filled” effect.
Did anyone recognize the tune? Pick Yourself Up
Look at some of the lyrics that go with this song (full version found here:http://www.reelclassics.com/Teams/Fred&Ginger/lyrics/pickselfup-lyrics.htm) and notice the spiritual connections that can be made from the words too.
Please teacher, teach me something. Nice teacher, teach me something. (Teach me, Lord)
Nothing’s impossible, I have found. For when my chin is on the ground,
I pick myself up, dust myself off, Start all over again. (Nothing’s impossible with God)
Don’t lose your confidence if you slip. Be grateful for a pleasant trip,
And pick yourself up; dust yourself off; Start all over again. (Reconciliation)
Will you remember the famous men Who had to fall to rise again. (CHRIST?)