... discern how the Lord speaks through the different types of worship expressions in the Church and therefore use these expressions appropriately in ministry:Ref: http://catholic-worship.com/growing-as-a-music-leader-a-reflection-on-the-jesus-retreat-2012/
- ... through contemporary praise & worship music, I see the Lord’s intimate love for his people & their passionate response back to him expressed in the simplicity and freedom of the music.
- Through traditional hymnody, I see God’s majesty expressed in the beauty of ordered rhythm & meter.
- In sacred chant, I see the solemnity & truth of God expressed through his Word which are beautifully sung according to the rhythm of the text itself.
- And through the blending of Sacred chant and praise & worship in the Liturgy .... I see God’s people “singing a new song” to the Lord.
Personally, I find a great depth of spirit "feeding" in the rhythms of Irish traditional music. In the intricate patterns blending around each other, with a unifying underlying tune, with a huge sense of life and energy in them ... I see God's hand at work guiding us our lives, and giving us occasional surprising moments.