Holy, Holy, Holy! Glory to God in the Highest!!
A word that is the best acclimation to our God. There is nothing we can say, sing, or exult that is more appropriate to the creator of everything that we have and we are than giving praise to our Lord.
With all the best songs that lift high the King of the universe and all the greatest prose of the masters, there is none that satisfies the Glory of God who IS. As we write volumes of expressions that call attention to the God who loves us, or compose melodies that never stop with adoration to him, we fall short of finding an identity we can call our own creation.
Each gift of the arts is not our own ability inherited from a genetic pool. The Holy Spirit of God has implanted within any of us who reaches humanity through word, song, or theological premise. A composer will sit and put notations of music symbols and perhaps bring a melody to fit the words that seem to peel off the blessed mind of creating something to give back to God through the audience of liturgy. When one sits to put words on paper as he/she feels the presence of an unseen entity urging that person to begin writing.
The mandate that Jesus brought to a head can be found in the parable of the Talents. When we are handed the ability to write, compose, or hand on an understanding of the gospel through the magisterium of the Church we are not given an option as to whether we should pursue or reject the silent mandate. (Mt 25: 14 - 30). Ignoring the giftedness we have been handed will go hard on those who recognize the talent and bury it.
Place a music symbol on the page of a musical production and you have begun singing or humming the words Holy, Holy, Holy. Sit and start to hit the keys of the computer and the words Glory to God in the Highest will already take their place on the document that is still in the works.
Either one of these talents are among a myriad of more gifts that other people have been given to proclaim God and his goodness. To us is handed the keys of evangelizing his kingdom. It is a blessing to have any gift from God, and a blessed event to hand it onto others who are hungry for his word.
Never allow negative opinions from people who will always tell you there are already many writers or composers in the field, why waste your time in competing with them. Your response to them is you are doing God’s bidding and the ultimate reward is not yours to seek as much as pleasing God for investing your time and talents. Jesus said. “Take the talent from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.” (Mt 25: 28).
Ralph B. Hathaway