Updated: Jun 13, 2019
Qui cantat, bis orat. He who sings prays twice. This is the verbatim meaning of this Latin phrase. However, for a few of us, this phrase means 'he who does his passion for the Lord prays twice.'
Surely not all of us can sing (well). Maybe during the early years of spirituality, singing and music were passion to draw the crowd's attention. But nowadays, there are many ways that we can "express ourselves." If one can express himself fully for the name of the Lord, I'm sure twice or four-folds is not enough multitude to quantify this great expression.
When you do your daily tasks for yourself, or for the money, did you ever feel like happiness and fulfilment get to the point that it's halved from the time you were introduced to this feat? Have you tried doing something, thinking that someday your work will help a brother or a sister whom the Lord ordered you to love? How fulfilling was this passion?
When you express your passion and no one is listening, how do you usually feel? Keep in mind that when you express it for the Lord, the greatest listener, He will appreciate each effort that you give irrespective of the result. You'll have all the ears that you ever need, at all times, no matter how soft or loud you express yourself.
Passion is the fruit of doing what you love. Do what you love, and do it for the Lord. This will be one of the greatest forms of prayer and praise and this is my passion.
Jon is a Certified Public Accountant living in Guernsey. He is a singer outside of working hours and treats each lyrics and note as the composer’s and writer’s journey. He also treats each song as a chance to be a pilgrim.