Song of the Week: Casimir Pulaski Day


Yesterday was Casimir Pulaski Day and today is Fat Tuesday. Thinking about Casimir Pulaski Day, I immediately think of this song by Sufjan Stevens, a song on many people’s short lists for best Sufjan Stevens’ songs, if not the top of the list. I also had done a Podcast Search once for Sufjan Stevens and came across several sermons that I listened to. All of them referenced this song. What is intriguing about this song is the sense of loss and questioning God and faith in the midst of loss and pain, especially exemplified in the final words of the song:

All the glory that the Lord has made
And the complications when I see his face
In the morning in the window

All the glory when he took our place
But he took my shoulders and he shook my face
And he takes and he takes and he takes

Thinking of these words is a good reminder to me, in entering the Lenten season, to think of things of faith, both good and bad, which includes mourning and celebration. In thinking about faith and struggles, I think about the Scripture that was on the devotional the other day, Mark 9:24, “Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, ‘I believe; help my unbelief!’”

Lord, as we enter this Lenten season, may we cry out to you, “Lord, we believe. Help our unbelief!” And may we see your face, feel your grace and be instruments of your peace and healing among the broken.


About howie snyder

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2 Responses to Song of the Week: Casimir Pulaski Day

  1. Suzanne says:

    Enjoyed the blog, Howie. Thanks. Have you ever been on the Pulaski Skyway? Interesting history.

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