20 Beatles’ Titles

20 Biblical Thoughts drawing on titles of songs by the Fab Four.

20 Beatles’ Song Titles
All You Need is Love
It may cost us dearly. All that patience and kindness, all that hope and endurance. And the temptation lingers constantly, to lash out, to choose a road more regularly travelled. To believe that we need something else, some thing less, something poorer.

20 Beatles’ Song Titles
No Reply
When the sky seems devoid of anything but clouds, when the whisper on the wind is merely the breeze, no Voice seems to call on us. When we look to the heavens our eyes full of lonely wondering. How long, Oh Lord, how long? The ancients have known this as we do sometimes today. The Silence. When tears are no stranger, and every fibre of our being longs for you. Psalms 39 & 40

20 Beatles’ Song Titles
Help!
On any given day we may be the strong one or the struggling. Needing help or able to give it. Not easy to remove the masks some time. To let the props fall and the desperately constructed staging tumble. Being honest is demanding and sometimes terrifying. But there is One who understands, a Love, a Light, a Compassionate One at work in the world, and we bring him to each other in the fractured vessels of our lives.

20 Beatles’ Song Titles
Got to Get You Into My Life
In the rush, in the moments of peace and panic, in the decision making and the questioning, in the priorities and the pastimes. When it’s all going well, and when the wheels come off. In the darkness of the difficulties and the warmth of the good times. In the laughter, smiles, struggles and sorrows. Help me to let you in, help me to keep opening the door.

20 Beatles’ Song Titles
Yesterday
Each day a new start, a fresh dawn, a bright invitation to follow, the slate clean, whether yesterday was good or bad, harsh or warm. The kind King of now offering a smile and forgiveness. Paul, Mary, Peter and Joanna, captives to the past, all set free, blinded by the light of that resurrection dawn. Moving on from all those yesterdays, one today at a time.

20 Beatles’ Song Titles
Do You Want To Know a Secret?
About a world embedded within this one. A kingdom, a way of life, another way, a road less travelled. A gate to life, a spring of refreshing water that never runs dry. A source of hope, of purpose, of strength, of comfort; of truth and kindness and life. It’s here. Listen closely, quietly, to a sound below and above the prevalent noise of the regular. A whisper, like the gentlest of breezes. Offered.

20 Beatles’ Song Titles
Come Together A prayer still calling to be answered, an invitation as the shadows fell over the hardest of last suppers. As he stood on the threshold of sacrificing every last little part of himself. Holding nothing back for any and all of us. ‘May they be united. May the walls come down. May they be one. May they come together, with all their differences and care for each other. As you care for me.’

20 Beatles’ Song Titles
We Can Work It Out
The clues are there for us to find, tucked into a fistful of stories, tales of the unexpected. Parables of how we might build our lives, and looking for what is lost, and noticing our own misdemeanours before pointing out another’s. About caring and lifting our eyes higher. A trail to follow leading to life. Up to us to work it out.

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