To Live For “[God] will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away. —Revelation 21:4 (NRSV) KAJI DOUŠA | On a recent day, to a standing-room-only audience at the newly rechris- tened Lena Horne theater, a surprise eulogist said: “So many of us think about who or what we would be willing to die for. And I guess that’s a good question—we should know that. But I want to ask, instead: well, who would you live for?” And he went on to explain that on his foundational album—Songs in the Key of Life, on which Ms. Marva Hicks, the woman we were celebrating, sang—to live in the key of life is to live in alignment with God. When doing for you is the same as doing for God: that’s life. So live your life with that crown upon your head, “until the day that is the day that 8 x 8 x 8 is 4. Always.” (Stevie Wonder, “As”) God will be loving you. Always. Our assignment? To live our lives in the key of love. PRAYER Tune my heart to sing your song. Let me live in your key, God. Amen.

About the Writer:
KAJI DOUŠA is Senior Minister of The Park Avenue Christian Church in New York City.

Source: “Running from Empty” | 2023 Lent Devotional by the Stillspeaking Writers’ Group, made up of United Church of Christ ministers and writers who collaborate on resources for people in the church, outside the church, and not sure about the church.