Invitation the broken hallelujah

[cleeng_content id=”514339140″ description=”Subscription to Michael’s Video Blogs” price=”9.99″]Leonard Cohen’s lyrics to the song Hallelujah made famous by the film Shrek has a fascinating line “But love is not a victory march It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah”. It seems to suggest that love is hard, that it is often a sacrifice. Invitation can be very sacrificial, we feel exposed and afraid. It is hard to fight our way through the fear of being called weird or scorned by a friend or a relative. Our faith does not take away the pain and discomfort, but what it does, is that it reminds you that God sits with you through it. This leads to a lamentation which we might call a broken hallelujah!