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You’re the Backbone

April 22nd, 2017


You’re the backbone of our choir. Not someone else. You.

You who come weekly.

You who have sung for years.

You who communicate truth through music.

You who are faithful.

No, it’s not the pianist, the choir director or the soloists. It’s you—the alto who struggles with sight-reading through new songs, but gets them down after a while. It’s you—the bass who loves it when a song finally—finally—clicks with you. It’s you—the tenor who strains on a note here or there, yet fills out the chords so beautifully. It’s you—the soprano who relies on the other singers to help her know just the right note, then sings it with gusto.

It’s you.

Without singers—like, a whole bunch of them—we’d have no choir.

Don’t think of the “good” singers or the “good” musicians or anyone else as the backbone of the choir.

You are.

“I’m new,” you think. Someone newer will join. You’ll soon be not as new as someone else, which makes you a link in the backbone of this choir.

Thanks for being a good vertebra. We need you.

-Bro. Ryan




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