Saturday, April 13, 2013

jump into the river baby


I was barely halfway listening to the indie rock band Local Natives playing in the background, concentrating on the never-ending task of clearing my inbox. Then unexpectedly, a line caught my attention:

Jump into the river baby
Easy as it sounds
It's never quite as easily done


jumping into Rio Frio, Leakey, TX

I was so intrigued and thankful for the worthwhile excuse to procrastinate even further, that I took the time to look up the rest of the lyrics to “Who knows, Who Cares.” I found it impossible to resist the insight of the tune and its cleverly misleading title:

You could let it down
Jump into the river baby
Easy as it sounds
It's never quite as easily done
The current has us now, it's okay
Take into account that it's all about to change

Who knows, who cares”


What a great metaphor for life, and in particular, for our spiritual journey. Easy as it sounds, it's never quite as easily done...

Yet faith is surely the ability to trust the river of life, to trust our loving Father, or paraphrasing Franciscan Richard Rohr, to trust the Flow, and the Lover.


Local Natives, "Who knows, who cares"
recorded live in Stockholm, 2013