We sing the blues so as not to waste any
pain. We follow in the footsteps
of our “kind of blue” Christ, offering our lives as statements to the renaissance that only He can bring.
Ralph Ellison once said, “As
blues-beset as life may be, the real secret is somehow to make life swing, to
survive by staying in the groove.”
Jazz is blues based and life is blues beset. That’s a cryptic way of saying, “There’s bound to come some trouble
in your life and it’s most likely going to hurt!” As Christians we don’t run from our pain because we have
embraced the cross. With it’s
sacrament of strange fruit we let it lead us through our pain and to the pained
people of the world.