Christina Mead from Life Teen blogs recently about the lyrics of the new Mumford & Sons single, “I Will Wait.” (video below) The point of her blog is that true love waits and this song has become her theme song for purity. She writes, “Just put your eyes on this (a portion of the lyrics):
Now I’ll be bold
As well as strong
And use my head alongside my heart
So tame my flesh
And fix my eyes
That tethered mind freed from the lies
And I kneel down, wait for now
I’ll kneel down, know my ground
Raise my hands, paint my spirit gold
bow my head, keep my heart slow
Cause I will wait, I will wait for you
Let me break it down in my own words and interpret this lyrical beauty in light of the faith . . .
- It takes boldness and strength to go against the tide of culture.
- You have to commit in your heart to what you believe in your head.
- When you give your flesh and your bodily desires over to God for Him to purify, He will help you to stay rooted in the truth of what true love is. Kneel in prayer and God will raise you up in Divine virtue.”
As we move into a new catechetical season, how are you going to address chastity and purity with your youth? One resource that I have found useful is:
- Chastity.com has a lot of resources on audio and video that can help you learn more about hot topics and what the Church teaches about these topics – link: Chastity.com Audio & Video Vault
- EWTN has all of Blessed John Paul II’s original Wednesday General Audiences that would become the foundation of Theology of the Body. Although there are 129, each one is relatively short in papal length. Link – Blessed John Paul II’s Theology of the Body General Audiences
- Life Teen link to Christina Mead’s Blog – I Will Wait – Purity & Mumford & Sons