"In times like these, you need a refuge, a place to rest.
"There is an old African-American spiritual that says, 'Rock-a my soul in the bosom of Abraham. Oh, rock-a my soul!' At first glance its meaning may seem obscure, but it speaks to a deep tradition and a kind of spiritual strategy that has great wisdom."
In a recent commentary, Monsignor Charles Pope (pastor of Holy Comforter-Saint Cyprian Parish,
Washington, DC) reflected on the connection between this spiritual and resting in the arms of our heavenly Father.
To access Msgr. Pope's complete post, please visit:
Community in Mission: Rock-a My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham - the Wisdom of an Old Spiritual (16 AUG 21)