“Follow The Fellow” Called Jesus

Assisting me with this reflection is lyrics from Broadway’s “Finian’s Rainbow”, followed by the Old Testament prophet Ezra, then the add-on apostle with never an unpublished thought, St. Paul, lastly with the fellow himself, Jesus Christ. Then, melodiously concluded by Barry Manilow and Barbara Cook. While interspersed with song lyrics, all told to you today by Fr. Yours Truly.

“On the day I was born, Set me father said he, I’ve got an elegant legacy waiting for me, It’s a rhyme for your lips, It’s a song for your heart, To sing it whenever the world falls apart, Look, look , look to the rainbow, Follow it over the hills and stream, Look, look, look to the rainbow, Follow the fellow who follows our dream.”

“Ezra the scribe stood on a wooden platform that had been made for the occasion. He opened the scroll so that all the people might see it and, as he opened it, all the people rose. Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God, and all the people, their hands raised high, answered, ‘Amen, amen!’ Ezra read plainly from the book of the law of God, interpreting it so that all could understand what was read.”

“It was a sumptuous gift, To beguile to a child, Or the lore of that song kept her feet running wild, For you never grow old, And you never stand still, With whipper will singing beyond the next hill, Look, look, look to the rainbow, Follow it over the hills and stream, Look, look, look to the rainbow, Follow the fellow who follows a dream.”

St. Paul declares, “God has so constructed the body so that there may be no division in the body, but that the parts may have the same concern for one another. If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy.”

“Strike one me heart and I roam the world free, To the east with a lark, To the west with the sea, And I searched all the Earth, And I scanned all the sky, But I found it at last, In my own true love’s eyes.”

“{Jesus} unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.”

“Look, look , look to the rainbow, Follow it over the hills and stream Look, look, look to the rainbow, Follow the fellow who follows the dream, Follow the fellow, Follow the fellow, Follow the fellow, Who follows the dream.”

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About Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

A Roman Catholic priest since 1980 and a member of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians). www.Salvatorians.com. Six books on Amazon.com.
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