How It Matters

Lyrics from my latest favorite song, “How It Matters,” by Sara Groves:

Sit with me and tell me once again
Of the story that’s been told me
of the power that will hold us
and the beauty, oh the beauty,
why it matters

Speak with me until I understand
why our thinking and creating
and our efforts at narrating
about the beauty, oh the beauty,
why it matters

Like a statue in the park of this war-torn town
And its protest of the darkness
And this chaos all around
With its beauty, how it matters
how it matters

(cello interlude)

Show me a love that never fails
some compassion and attention
meets confusion and dissension
like small ramparts for the soul
how it matters

like a single cup of water
how it matters