As, in our lives, we ‘make music’ with God it is often difficult to discern who is taking the lead. Very often we would consider that God ‘calls the tune’ and our part is to follow or fit in. Yet it is clear that God has given us free will and responsibility. In musical terms, he has put us on the conductor’s podium.
Experience tells me that, as I take responsibility God will enhance and enrich – add in the harmony.
This image, taken at a regional L’Arche gathering in 2007, is of a community member, with learning disabilities, playing the piano with one of the assistants. It is a creative partnership and it was hard to know who was taking the lead at any one time, who was making the tune and who was adding the harmony.