Saturday, July 14, 2007

Nickel Creek Concert

"Music is powerful because it is sexual. It connects us. We generally don't think of it in those terms, but it's true. The experience of a great concert-with everybody singing together, waving their hands in the air, and a feeling of oneness permeating the room-has a significant sexual dimension to it. We don't know each other, we come from vastly different backgrounds. We disagree on hundreds of issues, but for an evening, we gather around this artist and these songs and we get along. The experience moves us so deeply because it taps into how things were meant to be, and we have so few places where we can experience what God intended on such a large scale.

Whether it's a concert or a church service or a rally for a just cause, certain communal events draw us into something bigger than the event itself. We feel connected with the people we're having the experience with, and not just connected, but aware of something bigger than us all that we're brushing up against in the process.

What we're experiencing in these moments of connection is what God created us to experience all of the time. It's our natural state. It's how things are supposed to be.

It is written in the letter to the Ephesians that there's "one god and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all."

And in the book of Hebrews, it's written that God is the one "for whom and through whom everything exists."

-Rob Bell
excerpt from Sex God: Exploring the Endless Connections Between Sexuality and Spirituality
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