Posts tagged "Amazing Grace"

The Blindness of Bartimaeus

Long before I became Catholic, the hymn, Amazing Grace, stirred my longing for something bigger than myself.  The lyrics, “I was blind, but now I see,” seemed just out of range for me. Today’s Gospel speaks of Bartimaeus, a blind man, who “sees” Jesus and calls out to him for physical healing. Once, I was... Read more »

Here I Am Lord!

One of the first songs that stirred my spirit was Amazing Grace.  My friends and I were at a concert at the Auditorium Theater to see Joan Baez in the early 70′s.  As an encore, she came out and sang that song with no microphone or accompaniment.  You could have heard a pin drop. Amazing... Read more »