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The Lumineers

Today’s musical feature comes much in the same spirit of Andrew Sullivan’s “Mental Health Breaks.”

Chalk it up to the Scottish side of my family, but I guess I have a weakness for folk rock bands that magically blend some combination of violins, fiddles, mandolins, or tambourines (think Mumford & Sons).  This Denver-based band, The Lumineers, and their new release, “Stubborn Love,” has me moving this morning, (and that’s saying something since right now it’s 6:18am, minutes before I scramble off to wake up sleepy children, make breakfast and race to sit in an intro-to-preaching class for fresh-faced seminarians.)

I love these lines:

It’s better to feel pain, than nothing at all
The opposite of love’s indifference

And then these: So keep your head up, keep your love
keep your head up, my love [x2]
keep your head up, keep your love

It seems to me God wants lovers.  Stubborn ones.  

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