Mrs. Robinson: (Simon & Garfunkel)

“And here’s to you Mrs. Robinson

Jesus loves you more than you will know

Wo wo wo

God bless you, please, Mrs. Robinson

Heaven holds a place for those who pray

hey hey hey, hey hey hey.

We’d like to know a little bit about you for our files

We’d like to help you learn to help yourself

Look around you all you see are sympathetic eyes

Stroll around the grounds until you feel at home.

And here’s to you Mrs. Robinson

Jesus loves you more than you will know

Wo wo wo

God bless you, please, Mrs. Robinson

Heaven holds a place for those who pray

hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

. . .

Sitting on a sofa on a Sunday afternoon

Going to the candidates’ debate

Laugh about it, shout about it

When you’ve got to choose

Every way you look at this you lose

Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio

Our nation turns it’s lonely eyes to you

Wu wu wu

What’s that you say, Mrs. Robinson

Jolting Joe has left and gone away

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

We look back with nostalgia upon a time long ago – when all was well with the world.Today, as we look to government to solve our problems, we are faced with choices that don’t make a lot of sense. But – we are responsible – and we make choices. The problem so often, is that we look to others to solve our problems and to achieve some level of perfection. The reality is that all perfection is an illusion – infallibility is an illusion. Creation is ongoing and always developing and we are all part of that. We are limited in our understanding of life – and we all see “through the glass darkly.”

One message of the Scriptures is that God is in love with that. God is in love with creation; of all plants and animals, of the earth, the stars and all of the planets; in love with the imperfections found in people, always becoming. We are born, and we begin a journey, filled with faith that this journey leads somewhere – but is bound together through love. We at times take great pride in the illusion that we are perfect and all others are sinners. We find. it easy to judge and condemn others to hell. Jesus, on the other hand, walked and ate with those seen as unclean – public sinners – the weak and. downtrodden. We need to ask ourselves what gods we worship when we worship those with great power or wealth; with great athletic, business, or other ability that puts us in the eye of the media. We follow the money and we fail to see that we are all one creation; that we are intimately connected in the marrow of our bones; that we are from the dust of stars. But Jesus loves you more than you will ever know, Wo wo wo.

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