Today's music recognizes the ecumenical quality of offering blessings. No matter which Divine Being we acknowledge, our blessings can take on powerful qualities if we offer them with full hearts and voices.
The refrain from Day by Day comes from a prayer ascribed to 13th century bishop Saint Richard of Chichester.
The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else's cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God - if they call God at all. I may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That's what I think.~Maya Angelou
Day by Day (from Godspell) Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
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