Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Norm LeDonne Jr

2/11/2014 (2 years ago)

Finding Jesus Again blog (findingjesusagain.blogspot.com)

Finding Jesus Again

I'll become even more undignified. Yes, I will become even more undignified!

What goes through your mind when you read the word 'undignified'? Are you thinking about that office party, when the boss and his secretary disappeared for what seemed like a long time? Are you thinking about college days, when maybe someone had a little too much to drink and maybe did some less than savory things? Are you thinking about the recent actions of some awful politician? Or, how about that wannabe performer you read about (or saw) who disgraced his or herself in public? Just what are you thinking?

David danced before the Lord.

David danced before the Lord.

Highlights

By Norm LeDonne Jr

Finding Jesus Again blog (findingjesusagain.blogspot.com)

2/11/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Blog

Keywords: Music, King David, Dancing


I'll become even more undignified. Yes, I will become even more undignified!

What goes through your mind when you read the word 'undignified'? Are you thinking about that office party, when the boss and his secretary disappeared for what seemed like a long time? Are you thinking about college days, when maybe someone had a little too much to drink and maybe did some less than savory things? Are you thinking about the recent actions of some awful politician? Or, how about that wannabe performer you read about (or saw) who disgraced his or herself in public? Just what are you thinking?

Would you ever utter the words 'I'll become even more undignified' aloud? If not, maybe you should. The words were said by King David, as recorded in the book of Samuel (Sm 6:21-22). King David was anointed king of all of Israel. He just defeated the Philistines and brought the ark back into Jerusalem. He was so overjoyed and overwhelmed by the power of God, that he danced and celebrated in the streets. His wife, Michal (daughter of the former king Saul) was disgusted. When he returned to their home, Michal asked David how he could act like such a fool. Imagine the king dancing in the streets! King David replied 'I was dancing before the LORD. As the LORD lives, who chose me over your father and all his house when he appointed me ruler over the LORD's people, Israel, not only will I make merry before the LORD, but I will demean myself even more. I will be lowly in your eyes, but in the eyes of the slave girls you spoke of I will be somebody.  How can we not become undignified for the Lord?

I think that Matt Redman, in his song 'Undignified' (from the album Blessed Be Your Name), expresses the joy that David may have felt perfectly. Listen to the song. Listen to the words. Then try to tell me that you weren't tapping your foot, or had the sudden urge to dance. Go ahead, I dare you. This song is so upbeat, I can't imagine it won't move you. Hopefully, it will move you to become undignified for the Lord.


Pope Francis calls for your 'prayer and action'...

---

This is a blog written by Norm LeDonne Jr, on his journey to rediscover the Catholic faih



Comments


More Blog

Life Is Seasonal - Embrace It

Image of

By Jackie Stammen

I've been reflecting much on the idea of seasons in our life lately.  NASHVILLE, TN - Seasons come and they go, it's inevitable. It's true for the kind of seasons that relate to weather but what I' m really talking about is the seasons of our lives. We often find ... continue reading


You Can't 'Untruth' THE Truth

Image of

By Jackie Stammen

Sometimes it smacks you in the face and sometimes it's a gradual, almost unnoticeable acquisition, but when you learn Truth, you can't "untruth" it.  NASHVILLE, TN - I'm talking about Truth of the Gospel, Truth of faith, and Truth of The Way. Once you learn it, ... continue reading


This Is Amazing Grace Watch

Image of

By Norm LeDonne

Amazing grace. King of glory. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain. A traditional Christian spiritual. The Old Testament. The New Testament. What do these three things have in common? They are all lyrics in the Phil Wickham song "This is Amazing Grace." This young ... continue reading


I Kissed His Feet

Image of

By Michael Seagriff

God calls all of us to walk the Via Dolorosa with Him, to spend time at the foot of His cross, to be there as He is nailed to it, to be there throughout the entire three hours of His agonizing death, to be there as He is taken down from the cross, to be there as He is ... continue reading


Your Name Rules The Atmosphere Watch

Image of

By Norm LeDonne

Jesus was born to save us from our sins, to bring us hope and to show us how to love. He is the source of our peace. We look to him for all of these things and more. What is more fitting than calling on him and recognizing all that he has done for us? <a ... continue reading


2017: 5 Ways to Start Anew

Image of

By Chaplain Adele M. Gill

The New Year is upon us and with it we get all get to start anew. What better way is there to start the New Year? It is a great time to look ahead to see where we want to be this time next year and switch gears to meet our new goals - new plans, new perspectives, new ... continue reading


3 Easy Steps to Growing in Gratitude

Image of

By Chaplain Adele M. Gill

I have a friend who tells me she gets pretty sentimental each New Year's Eve. Like so many people, looking back over the year - and looking ahead at the upcoming year - she has a blend of both nostalgia and anticipation. Nostalgia for all the good times, successes and ... continue reading


Joy To The World! Watch

Image of

By Norm LeDonne

"<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLT9dSt8cwg">Joy to the World</a>" is a traditional and popular Christmas carol. The lyrics to the carol were first published in 1719. The music is attributed either to George Frideric Handel or Lowell Mason. In ... continue reading


A Christmas and Eucharistic Reflection Watch

Image of

By Michael Seagriff

Imagine this Christmas that before exchanging gifts with family and friends, Jesus thanks you for the greatest gift you could have possibly given Him. What might that be? Interested? Listen to this podcast.Merry Christmas![media id="16661"]     continue reading


The Truth of A Charlie Brown Christmas Watch

Image of What keeps A Charlie Brown Christmas on the air year after year is because it speaks to the truth we all know in our hearts: the true meaning of Christmas!

By Michael Clark

After 49 years, Charlie Brown still outclasses all the other Christmas specials. For sure it was the first of many animated holiday specials, but it is its truth that keeps it the best of them all. DENVER, CO - First broadcast in 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas set the ... continue reading


All Blog News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Hebrews 5:1-10
1 Every high priest is taken from among human beings and is appointed to ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 110:1, 2, 3, 4
1 [Of David Psalm] Yahweh declared to my Lord, 'Take your seat at my ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 2:18-22
18 John's disciples and the Pharisees were keeping a fast, when some ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for January 16th, 2017 Image

St. Fursey
January 16: Irish monastic founder, the brother of Sts. ... Read More