So it’s Lent; a season of penitence, prayer and fasting. To some, that may not sound very exciting, but it’s nothing to get bent out of shape about. The reality is: our Liturgies should change. In order to experience Resurrection, we have to first die to some things that bring us joy. We put away the Gloria and the Alleluia’s until the great celebration of Easter. We scale back our music so there is a noticeable difference from the rest of the Liturgical year.
This doesn’t mean that we get rid of all the instruments. The documents say that we use musical instruments to support the singing of the assembly. In order to conform to this instruction we need to take care to refrain from instrumental pieces and instrumental verses. In Lent, we shift our focus to prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Let our music be a reflection of this so that our assemblies can reach a deeper understanding of our journey toward our eternal reward, heaven.