#22 – “Dear God” – the lost art of a lament

The Twenty-Second episode of the Great Deep Podcast Series looks at the lost art of being able to lament when things are tough, linked in with the song, Dear God.

There’s also a blog post on the subject, which you can read here, which makes reference to the conversation about the Psalms between U2 singer Bono and The Message author Eugene Peterson.

The idea for The Great Deep project comes from a lyric in this song, which says “Dear God, I am undone by the way, your justice is like the Great Deep, as I look at the state of the world”. Below is a video explaining it:

This episode’s Favourite Movie Quote segment comes from The Green Mile:

“I’m tired, boss. Tired of being on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. I’m tired of never having me a buddy to be with to tell me where we’s going to, coming from, or why. Mostly, I’m tired of people being ugly to each other. I’m tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world…every day. There’s too much of it. It’s like pieces of glass in my head…all the time. Can you understand?”

John Coffey, The Green Mile.

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