Yesterday in church, we had two harmonica players
a cajon player and a potential fourth vocalist
Join us up on the stage,
simply because they took the initiative to step up.
At Beer & Hymns we have a room packed full of people
overpowering even our instruments,
except for maybe the pianist and the cajon player.
They shake shakers and play tambourines,
and its all so wonderful.
Of course, there are still a chords and keys,
time signatures and words,
but the semblance of structure
simply gives direction to the holy chaos,
it is a funnel, not a wall.
That is the challenge: to organize programs in such a way
that they invite and welcome everyone in,
so that all can join in the fun,
creating wonderful music together
before God and one another.