“That’s All” by Nat King Cole (1953)

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LordMyChefSundayMusic//Week XXXII-B//11 November 2018
Giving Jesus

 

I can only give you love that lasts forever
And a promise to be near each time you call
And the only heart I own
For you and you alone
That’s all, that’s all

I can only give you country walks in springtime
And a hand to hold when leaves begin to fall
And a love whose burning light
Will warm the winter night
That’s all, that’s all

There are those, I am sure, that have told you
They would give you the world for a toy
All I have are these arms to enfold you
And a love time can never destroy

              This for me is the ultimate love song of all.  So perfect for this Sunday gospel where Jesus is asking us to give Him our total self like the poor widow who put two coins worth a few cents into the donation box in the temple.  When we really come to think, God has given us with so much but we have given so little to Him and with others.  In this age of social media, it is very disappointing to see especially family members gathered at the table or the living room each holding a cellphone or a tablet, busy with other people in the net forgetting the person right beside them.  This Sunday Jesus is asking us to reconnect with Him as well as with our family and friends minus those gadgets.  Let us reconnect person to person, feeling each other’s presence.  You will be surprised at the amazing benefits of rediscovering God and others.  Let us ask the Lord that we may have the grace to give more of ourselves, more of our time, and more of Jesus in us.  Imagine Nat King Cole is Jesus singing to you this song…

If you’re wondering what I’m asking in return, dear
You’ll be glad to know that my demands are small
Say it’s me that you’ll adore
For now and ever more
That’s all, that’s all

If you’re wondering what I’m asking in return, dear
You’ll be glad to know that my demands are small
Say it’s me that you’ll adore
For now and ever more
That’s all…that’s all

*Photo by Dra. Mai B. Dela Pena, Tokyo, 2016.  Used with permission.

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