The Pilgrim’s Theme

(From the prayers of a pilgrim)

This is a beautiful song with a beautiful message.

For today, I suggest you listen to this song and just let the Spirit take you to a place of brutal honesty about yourself. The questions posed by the song are questions each pilgrim on a journey must try to find an answer. Our lives only make sense when placed in the context of a greater scheme; when our lives add to the rich tapestry that is the world.

But we need to be honest. We need to have the bravery to confront ourselves and answer difficult questions about ourselves.

1. What am I doing with my life right now?
2. Look at your life right now–where it is headed, the decisions you are making, the work that you do, the people you are with– and imagine yourself 15-20 years from now. Will you be happy? Do you need to change anything about your life right now?

The Pilgrim’s Theme
Manoling Francisco SJ, Johnny Go SJ

Tired of weaving dreams too loose for me to wear
Tired of watching clouds repeat their dance on air
Tired of getting tied to doing what’s required
Is life a mere routine in the greater scheme of things?

Through with taking roads someone else designed
Through with chasing stars that soon forget to shine
Through with going through one more day – what’s new?
Does my life still mean a thing in the greater scheme of things?

REFRAIN 1:
I think I’ll follow the voice that calls within
Dance to the silent song it sings
I hope to find my place
So my life can fall in place
I know in time I’ll find my place
In the greater scheme of things

Each must go his way, but how can I decide?
Which path I should take, who will be my guide?
I need some kind of star to lead me somewhere far
To find a higher dream in the greater scheme of things

The road before me bends, I don’t know what I’ll find
Will I meet a friend or ghosts I left behind?
Should I even be surprised that You’re with me in disguise?
For it’s Your hand I have seen in the greater scheme of things (REFRAIN 1)

BRIDGE:
For Yours is the voice in my deepest dreams
You are the heart, the very heart
Of the greater scheme of things (REFRAIN 1)

REFRAIN 2:
Why don’t we follow the voice that calls within
Dance to the silent song it sings
One day we’ll find our place
For all things fall in place
For all things have a place
In the greater scheme of things

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