Next Step #8 – August 8, 2008
On the Feast of St. Mary, Fr. Vazken explores the concept of “bearing God”, that is, giving birth to Love. He challenges the listener to think beyond the cliches of the physical event and see St. Mary as a saint who rose above her humanity by accepting the call of God. This is not your ordinary message about St. Mary being the chosen of God. No, this is about St. Mary taking responsibility for her life and responding with a solid “Yes” to God.
Also, a call to Save Darfur. With the start of the China Olympics on 08/08/08, Fr. Vazken focuses on the necessity to make noise and draw attention to the tragic situation in Darfur. Here is a call to stop Genocide using the means we have, but first and foremost by being educated. In 1915 the world closed its eyes, ears and mouth* to the Armenian Genocide. Here’s a true commitment to “Never again!”
Today’s songs: “Beautiful Boy” and “Oor Es Mayr Im”
Source: Amnesty Internationals, “Save Darfur” & Ararat Movie Soundtrack.
Recorded August 6, 2008 in Glendale, California
Part 1 of 2 – to be continued next week.