I was out running errands today (which included a trip to Captain Henry's Pirate Store--a whole other story) and flipped on the car radio. I usually listen to Dr. Laura in the afternoons, but today is her yearly joke show and I wasn't in the mood. After cruising past Sean Hannity, Terry Gross and the (K)Blessed Virgin Mary, I settled on Air One, a contemporary Christian music station that the Fruit of My Womb (FOMW) had introduced to me a few years ago. In our new car (another whole other story), the station comes in quite clear to the great delight of the FOMW.
I like Air One okay, but sometimes it gets on my nerves. And it's me, not them. Well, it's a little bit them. The reasons Air One gets on my nerves are a) I think they play too many songs that sound alike (something Air One can control) and b) the songs they play that we sing in our worship services sound way better on Air One (something Air One can't control) and that irritates me, just because.
Today, Air One was getting on my nerves because of reason a). However, in one of those sound-alike songs, I heard something that I thought was profound. Because of Google (I love Google--I wish I could marry it), I was able to find the artist, the name of the song, and all the lyrics. This is what I heard:
"But the beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair."
The group is Reliant K. The song is Be My Escape.
It's just one of those lines that you can roll around in your mind like a jawbreaker in your mouth.