“D’oh!” – Homer Simpson
“I made you my temple my mural my sky now I’m begging for footnotes in the story of your life” – Taylor Swift
“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” – Cesar A. Cruz
“I stared at a jar of cotton balls on the metal table. Small white clouds trapped in glass. I wanted to lift the lid and let them fly away with my secrets.” – Salt to the Sea
“Where is fancy bred? In the heart or in the head?” – William Shakespeare
“And we can treat people with kindness. Find a place to feel good and we’ll belong.” – Harry Styles
“It’s bigger than black or white.” – Lil Baby
“This is what community looks like!” – Protest Chant
These quotes, submitted by Plymouth senior high students, hold meaning and magic, jokes and joy, power and protest, and the emotions that always come across better when being sung, rather than spoken. God is in laughter, and group chats, in song lyrics, in marching chants and in friendship. These quotes are as unique as the young people who shared them, as unique as each of us, all held closely in the great circle of God’s love.
Expansive and understanding God, we know wonder and wisdom can be found in places unusual and expected. Help us to always be on the lookout for words to move and inspire us.
May it be so.