Message at the Top
July 23, 2017

"Working Out the Issues"

Part 1
            Good morning Central Kansas and around the world!  Thank you for joining us as we are well into the warm month of July, 2017; it’s great to have you with us.  I hope your Sunday is a good one so far, and that your day will be a great one and that we can make it a bit greater; welcome to “Message at the Top.”  Our motto continues to be to enjoy the music and listen to the messages of that music.  Get set for the top 10 songs of our area right now as determined by our research here at Mix 103 and the national survey of Mediabase 24-7.  We’ll add to them some great top 10’s of the past as well, in fact, we have a segment 10 presentation featuring birthday girl yesterday Selena Gomez—she was 25 years old yesterday, and we will spend some time with some music of the 2000’s and the 90’s.  I am Fr. Mike Scully, and you have your dial set to Mix 103, the number one rock station in Central Kansas.
            Julia Michaels or Julia Carin Cavazos was born in Davenport, Iowa, and she has the number 8 song on our countdown today, one that has been in the top 10 for a couple of weeks.  It is a great song about something that we all have—as she names it—issues.
            Listen to some of the words, and then let’s just think about them a little.  She begins by talking about her issues: “I’m jealous, I’m overzealous, when I’m down, I get real down.  When I’m high, I don’t come down.  I get angry.  Believe me, I could love you just like that and I could leave you just as fast.”  And she realizes that her boyfriend has issues too: “You don’t judge me,” she sings, “’cause if you did, I would judge you too.  ‘Cause I got issues, but you got them too.”  But she is in love, and therefore, she tells him, “So give them all to me, and I’ll give mine to you.  Bask in the glory of all our problems ‘cause we got the kind of love it takes to solve them.  Yeah, I got issues, and one of them is how bad I need you.”
            Two things that I see in the song.  One is the obvious one that we all have issues, we all have idiosyncrasies, ways of doing things, habits that we have developed, some of them good, some bad, but they all could be problems, things that could disrupt and even destroy other relationships.  That is an important fact—we all have issues, and we can’t deny that fact.
            Secondly, she sings that she is going to work with those issues, and uses a line that I have quoted before with the song that I believe is a very good way to state the way to solve the issues that each of the couples has: “Bask in the glory of all our problems ‘cause we got the kind of love it takes to solve them.”  That’s great—love indeed will solve the issues that they both have.
            But let me throw a little caution to everyone here, one that I have learned from my life.  Issues are difficult to solve, even if there is a strong love present.  And we really have to work at them.  To me, it is too simple a statement to say that you have to bask in the glory of the problems.  Too often those problems are quite serious, and it takes a lot of time and effort to work with them, because there are a couple of people involved, and everyone has their own issues about the issues, if you know what I mean.
            Be that as it may, let’s see what our songs say about issues today.  We will ask the question of our songs: “What are some ways to work out issues or problems?”  Starting us off, Julia Michaels with her song at number 8, “Issues” on MATT.
(double)     8 ISSUES / Julia Michaels
                                    PROBLEM / Ariana Grande f/ Iggy Azalea
 
Part 2
            MATT presenting there the former number 1 song “Problem” from Ariana Grande and singing with her Iggy Azalea, from Ariana Grande’s album “My Everything” from the year 2014.  It speaks of a love problem: “Hey, even though I hate ya, I wanna love ya, I want you!  And even though I can’t forgive you, I really want to.  Tell me, why can’t you leave me?  ‘Cause even though I shouldn’t want it, I gotta have it.  Head in the clouds, got no weight on my shoulders, I should be wiser and realize that I’ve got one less problem without ya!”  So, a love problem, and the lady in the relationship realizes what she should do, namely leave, but she really likes the guy.  In terms of our theme today, this love problem is an issue that she has—and the way for her to solve that issue is to swallow her pride and move on.
            MATT is ready for our first triple play of the day, and it begins with the number 10 song on our countdown from Charlie Puth, and new to our countdown this morning.  It is a song of a person who understands that his partner in the relationship is not serious with him, and that all she wants, as he says, is attention.  “You’ve been runnin’ around throwin’ that dirt all on my name ‘cause you knew that I’d call you up.  I know that dress is karma, perfume regret.  You got me thinking ‘bout when you were mine.  You just want attention, you don’t want my heart.  Maybe you just hate the thought of me with someone new.  Yeah, you just want attention.  What are you doin’ to me?”  He knows what she is doing, but he still doesn’t want to let go of the relationship.  That is an issue that he has, as we think of issues and what to do with them today, and he had better get away from the relationship, no matter how much it hurts. / Joining him in the triple are James Arthur and J Lo, but this is new to the top 10, Mr. Charlie Puth, and “Attention” at number 10 on MATT.
(triple)        10 ATTENTION / Charlie Puth
                                    Love Don’t Cost a Thing / Jennifer Lopez
                                    9 SAY YOU WON’T LET GO / James Arthur
 
Part 3
            That was 29 year old British performer James Arthur and his song “Say You Won’t Let Go” former number 1, now at number 9 from his album “Back from the Edge” on MATT.  “I knew I loved you,” the man in the relationship sings, “But you’d never know ‘cause I played it cool when I was scared of letting go.  I knew I needed you but I never showed.  But I wanna stay with you until we’re grey and old.  Just say you won’t let go.  So I wrote this song for you.  Now everybody knows that it’s just you and me.  Just say you won’t let go.”  So it is a song of a very strong commitment promising a life forever.  Making a commitment is risky business, and it means that both of them who make it have to continue to work on the issues that they have, our theme today.
            Before him, we heard from a lady who will be 48 years old tomorrow, Ms. J. Lo, Jennifer Lopez, and her song from 2000-2001, from her album “J. Lo”, “Love Don’t Cost A Thing”.  It is a really good song although the words are a bit difficult to figure out as you listen.  She is talking about what is really important in love, and it isn’t money.  “You think the money that you make can substitute the time you take.  Take the keys here to my heart,” she sings, “then you can win my heart, and get what’s in my heart.  I think you need to take some time to show me that your love is true.  There’s more than dollar signs in you.”  Great thoughts there.  So many people place giving money to be more important than taking the time to talk and love, and as we talk about the working out our issues, well, one of the ways to do it is to work out of our heart instead of our wallet.
            We have another uninterrupted 30 minutes of song and message in just a few minutes.  During that next segment, we will be able to hear top 10 music from Shawn Mendes.  We also have former top 10’s from Adele, the group Train, the group Simple Minds and the group Maroon 5.  Before we go to break, here is a thought from author Phillip Bernstein, and a really good thought: “We have no right to ask when a sorrow comes, ‘Why did this happen to me?’ unless we ask the same question for every joy that comes our way.”  One of the things about our past is that there are disappointments and joy, and perhaps we should spend more time on the joy.  That, my friends, is a way to work with every issue that we have.  You bet.  Our show is “Message at the Top”, I am Fr. Mike Scully, and I hope your Sunday morning is a good one.  Don’t go way; “Message at the Top” on Mix 103 will be right back.
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Part 4
            It is great to have you back with us.  Thank you for joining us; we welcome you back to the top 10 songs of our area as of the week ending today, July 23, 2017, the second last Sunday of the very hot month of July.  I’m Fr. Mike Scully, your host for the only top 10 show of its kind in this area, and maybe the whole world.  The show takes the top songs of the present and past and explains their messages, and then we call the show “Message at the Top.”  The topic of our show this morning was given to us by Julia Michaels and her song “Issues”.  The theme we have taken is “Working with Our Issues”.
            Wednesday is Sir Michael Phillip Jagger’s birthday.  He will be 74 years old.  We don’t have any top 10 songs by him in our top 10 since 1980, but we have a song about him which came out in 2014.  The song is an attempt on the part of the man in the relationship to control the situation.  Some words of the song are these: “Just shoot for the stars; it feels right, and aim for my heart.  If you feel like it can take me away and make it OK, I swear I’ll behave.  You wanted control, so we waited.  I put on a show.  Now, take me by the tongue, and I’ll know you.  Kiss me and I’ll show you all the moves like Jagger.  I don’t need to try to control you.  Look into my eyes and I’ll own you.  I’ve got the moves like Jagger.”  Like I say, an attempt to control.  Certainly, too much control leads to problems, and too much control is an issue, our theme today, that can ruin situations, and if one has it, it must certainly be remedied. / Adele will join them in this double play, but this is Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera and “Moves Like Jagger”, former number 1 from 2014 on MATT. 
(double)     MOVES LIKE JAGGER / Maroon 5 f/ Christina Aguilera
                      SEND MY LOVE / Adele
 
Part 5
            MATT presenting there Adele from her album “25,” and her song “Send My Love”.  It is a song of a relationship that has ceased, and she is saying it exactly as it is in her mind anyway.  “This was all you, none of it me,” she sings.  “You put your hands on my body and told me you were ready for the big one, I’d be your last love everlasting—you and me.”  Then he left, and she continues, “Send my love to your new lover.  Treat her better.  I was running, you were walking.  You couldn’t keep up, you were falling down.”  So, she is blaming him for the breakup.  No doubt, it is as much her fault as his, but be that as it may, considering our theme today, this type of bitterness is not a good thing, and this is an issue that she had better work out.
            Our second triple play of the day begins with a group that was formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1977.  It is from a great past movie called “The Breakfast Club”, and a song asking to be recognized.  I have used it over the years to be the statement of what we call “invisible kids” in our schools, young people who just attend school, and really don’t get involved in anything else, who are too shy to do the things that “visible kids” would do.  They are calling out to the members of the school who can do the leadership and do the activities, and they basically are saying the words of the song: “Don’t you forget about me, will you stand above me?  Will you look my way, never love me.  Will you recognize me, call my name.  As you walk on by, will you call my name?”  It is a love song, actually, with the words directed toward one particular person, but I think it can be extended to include everyone.  I believe that every one of us has an obligation to pay attention to others, especially those who are most forgotten.  It fits into our theme this way: one of the pains in life is being lonely, and we are called to work out that issue in another’s life if we can, and if we are one of them, we must learn to get out and do a couple more fun things. / Joining them in the triple are the group Train and Shawn Mendes, but a good song here from the group Simple Minds, from 1985, “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” on MATT. 
(triple)        DON’T YOU (FORGET ABOUT ME) / Simple Minds
                                    DRIVE BY / Train
                                    7 THERE’S NOTHING HOLDIN’ ME BACK / Shawn Mendes
 
Part 6
            Our theme next week from the album “Illuminate”, Shawn Mendes and “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”, number 7 this week on MATT.  It is a song of the man in the relationship about his girlfriend: “I wanna follow where she goes; I think about her and she knows it.  I wanna let her take control ‘cause every time that she gets close, she pulls me in enough to keep me guessing.  I’ve been shaking; I love it when you go crazy.  You take all my inhibitions: there’s nothing holdin’ me back.”  The man is allowing the lady to lead him, and it certainly makes him feel good, and it may help with some of his issues, our theme today, but there will come a time when he has to work on his own to rid himself of his issues.
            Before him, MATT presented the group Train from their album “California 37”, and their song “Drive-By”, former number 1 from the year 2012.  It is a love song that describes the way the man in the relationship feels after meeting someone apparently just one time, and it did something to him, but not to her at first.  “On the other side of a street,” they sing, “stood a girl that looked like you.  I guess that’s déjà vu.  I thought this can’t be true ‘cause you moved to west LA or New York or Santa Fe or wherever to get away from me.  Oh, but that one night was more than just right.  I didn’t leave you ‘cause I was all through—oh, I was overwhelmed and frankly scared because I fell for you.  Oh, I swear to you.  I’ll be there for you.  This is not a drive by.”  They are singing about commitment, and tying it into our theme if the commitment is real, it should accept the issues that another has and basically be able to work with them.
            Some interesting thoughts there about the lives we live.  The title of MATT this morning is “Working with our issues.”  Our second hour of music and message will explore that theme with two triple plays, one from Kygo & Selena Gomez, Swedish House Mafia, and Ed Sheeran; the other from Ed Sheeran again, the group Incubus and John Mayer.  A thought to close out this segment from one of my favorite authors, Mr. Will Rogers: “People talk peace, but men give their life’s work to war.  It won’t stop until there is as much brains and scientific study put to aid peace as there is to promote war.”  Great words, and if you and I could truly be interested in peace, we would have very few issues to work out, I believe.  I’m Fr. Mike for “Message at the Top” on Mix 103.  Don’t even think about touching that dial!
COMMERCIAL BREAK
 
Part 7
            This is “Message at the Top” on Mix 103.  I am Fr. Mike Scully, ready to lead you through the second hour of our show this morning, giving you songs during this half-hour about topics ranging from love and devotion to break-ups to going back home.  Our task, as always, is to play music that you will enjoy, and to study that music in such a way that its message can help make your world be better.  We are pursuing a theme that is discovering what the songs of our show say about the idea of true happiness.
            And as promised, the first triple play comes from Swedish House Mafia and Ed Sheeran and begins right here with Kygo & Selena Gomez who celebrated a birthday yesterday.  She was 25 years old, and we have a segment 10 dedicated to her today.  Here she is singing with Kygo.  It is a song of someone who has had it with the person in the relationship and is saying that it is no longer a relationship.  “We stopped seeing eye to eye.  You were staying out all night and I had enough.  No I don’t wanna know where you been or where you’re going, but I know I won’t be home, and you’ll be on your own.  Who’s gonna walk you through the dark side of the morning?  It ain’t me.”  Pretty straightforward, there.  That relationship is over.  In terms of our theme, such straightforward talk will probably cause some pain, but it is necessary if they are to grow up, and thus eventually feel alive.  We must learn to speak our minds.  MATT presenting here 25 year old Selena Marie Gomez, along with 25 year old Norwegian singer/songwriter Kygo, and their song “It Ain’t Me” number 6 this week on MATT. 
(triple)        6 IT AIN’T ME / Kygo & Selena Gomez
                                    DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD / Swedish House Mafia f/ John Martin
                                    5 CASTLE ON THE HILL / Ed Sheeran
 
Part 8
       MATT presenting there Ed Sheeran, number 5 this week, from his album which is a division sign and “Castle on the Hill” on MATT.  He has number 4 also.  Here, he is singing about his young life and a reminiscent song as the person thinks back to what life was like in one’s younger years, and it seems to have been a happy one.  He sings, “I’ve not seen the roaring fields in so long.  I know I’ve grown, but I can’t wait to go home.  I’m on my way driving at 90 down those country lanes.  I miss the way you make me feel and it’s real when we watched the sunset over the castle on the hill.”  He speaks of some teenage activities which I consider to be dangerous, but he seems to have survived them, and now he’s anxious to get home.  In terms of our theme, it sounds as though the man had some issues when he was home, but apparently he has worked them out.
            Before him, we heard the number 1 song of meaning in 2013 from a group of producers known as Swedish House Mafia, and Swedish singer John Martin, and their song “Don’t You Worry Child.”  It is a song about a breakup and learning from it, but to me it is so much more than that.  The lesson the person in the song learns is that things will work out well.  “There was a time I used to look into my father's eyes,” the person in a relationship sings.  “In a happy home, I was a king, I had a golden throne.  Those days are gone, now the memory's on the wall.  I hear the songs from the places where I was born.  Upon a hill across a blue lake, that's where I had my first heartbreak.  I still remember how it all changed.  My father said, 'Don't you worry, child.  See heaven's got a plan for you’.”  The song points out the theological thought that God is at work even in the most dire of circumstances for young people in love.  Even though there is a breakdown of a relationship in which love was present and no longer is, God or heaven is at work.  In fact, God will always be at work in every part of our lives, and if we understand that, it will help us work out all of our issues.  Great song.
            Continuing to our second triple play of this segment, as we said we have for your listening pleasure the group Incubus, Ed Sheeran again and beginning right here with a very expressive sad song from John Mayer.  It contains a statement of strong pain.  He sings “When you’re dreaming with a broken heart, the waking up is the hardest part.”  Doesn’t that describe pain pretty well?  He continues, “You roll outta bed and down on your knees, and for the moment you can hardly breathe, wondering was she really here.  Is she standing in my room?  No, she’s not, ‘cause she’s gone, gone, gone.”  And then an interesting question: “Do I have to fall asleep with roses in my hand?”  He has tried to put the relationship back together, but it doesn’t work. / Breakups are always so painful, and sung about quite often because unfortunately, they are part of our reality, and unfortunately, part of the reality of young life, and therefore maybe the first feeling of deep mental pain in a person’s life.  As we think of working out issues this morning, breakups usually bring out the issues that both of a couple have in a relationship, and they must be dealt with, whether they go back to the relationship or not.  This is John Mayer from his album “Continuum” from 2006, his song “Dreaming with a Broken Heart” on MATT.
(triple)     DREAMING WITH A BROKEN HEART / John Mayer
                      DRIVE / Incubus
                      4 SHAPE OF YOU / Ed Sheeran
 
Part 9
            That song has been around the top 5 for literally months—very popular song from Mr. Ed Sheeran from his album a division sign, his song “Shape of You”, former number 1 for a long time and now at number 4 on MATT.  The man in the relationship sings that he is at a bar, and the lady comes in.  They dance, and he sings, “Girl, you know I want your love.  Your love was homemade for somebody like me.  Come on now, follow my lead.  I may be crazy, don’t mind me.  Say, boy, let’s not talk too much.  Come on now, follow my lead.  I’m in love with the shape of you.”  So, a beginning love that advances too quickly to the physical.  As I have said with this song, I believe that one of the major problems with early relationships is that it moves into the physical too quickly, and when it does, it will cause lots of issues, and they may not be solvable.  My opinion, of course. 
            Before him, we heard a song of meaning from the top 10 of 2001—from the group Incubus and their song “Drive”.  It is a song with a great message.  The person in the song talks about what has driven him before, namely fear, and then says, “Lately, I’m beginning to find that I should be the one behind the wheel.  Whatever tomorrow brings, I’ll be there.”  And so they sing, “So I decide.”  As I say, a great thought.  I firmly believe that the way to work with our own issues, our theme today, is to take responsibility for our actions.
            Our subject this morning is the thought of working out the issues that we have.  The thought came from our lead song from a young lady named Julia Michaels and her song “Issues”.  We will have some more thoughts along that line after this break.  In fact, we have a segment 10 presentation from Selena Gomez.  Let me take you to break with this thought from author Patricia Fehr: "Judge each day not by the harvest, but by the seeds you plant."  And my comment--if you plant seeds of virtues such as kindness and love, the chances are that you will become well aware of the issues that you have in your own life.  My name is Fr. Mike Scully, this show is MATT, this radio station is Mix 103, and we’ll be right back.
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Part 10
            We welcome you back to the only show that gives you the music and meanings of the top 10 of today and yesterday.  We call it MATT.  My name is Fr. Mike Scully, and we are studying all of our songs today from the point of view offered us by Julia Michaels and her song “Issues”.  The theme that we are using throughout the show is the thought of working out our issues, and how to do it well.  Thanks for joining us as we continue to give you the songs of modern music along with their meanings.
            As I mentioned a couple of times, yesterday was Selena Gomez’ birthday when she turned 25, and in her honor, we have three of the songs that she was responsible for as they soared into the top 5.  First, let’s go to her song “Come & Get it”.  The song suggests a strong commitment to another.  “When you’re ready, come and get it, you ain’t gotta worry, it’s an open invitation.  I’ll be sittin’ right here, real patient, all day, all night, I’ll be waitin’ standby.  Can’t stop because I love it, all day all night, maybe I’m addicted for life, no lie.  This love ain’t finished yet.  I’m gonna love you for life, I ain’t leaving your side.  Even if you knock it, ain't no way to stop it.  Forever you're mine, I'm addicted, no lie.”  The lady in her song makes a permanent commitment to another in the words: "I'm addicted for life, no lie."  As we consider our theme of working out issues, as I have said a couple of times today, if one’s make a permanent commitment, it is a promise that one will work on one’s own issues.  From Selena Gomez’ album “Stars Dance”, her song “Come & Get It”, from the year 2013, on MATT.
(triple)     COME & GET IT / Selena Gomez
                      WE DON’T TALK ANYMORE / Charlie Puth f/ Selena Gomez
                      I WANT YOU TO KNOW / Zedd f/ Selena Gomez
 
Part 11
            MATT presenting there Selena Gomez again from producer Anton Zaslavski better known as Zedd, and we’ll hear from him again and their song “I Want You to Know”, from last year from Zedd’s album “True Colors”.  I want you to know that it’s our time,” she sings, “You and me bleed the same light.  I want you to know that I’m all yours.  You and me run the same course.  I’m slippin’ down a chain reaction, and here I go.  And once again I’m yours in fractions.  It takes me down, pulls me down low.  It’s raining tonight, but storms always have an eye.  Tell me you’re covered tonight, or tell me lies.  I want you to know that it’s our time.  You and me we’re the same force, I want you to know that it’s our time.”  So, a song of wanting the presence of another, and the lady’s reasoning why.  One of the things we must realize is that before we have good relationships, we probably have to work out some of our issues.
            Before that song from her we heard her singing with Charlie Puth—the second time we have heard from him today—from his album “Nine Track Mind” and their song “We Don’t Talk Anymore”.  It is a song that says that because of the lack of communication, there can be no love.  In the song, the man in the relationship has recently learned that his girlfriend is with another man, and he knows that he should just move on, but he doesn’t.  As he looks back at their relationship, he knows that it was just a game, and there’s every reason to move on to another relationship.  It’s interesting because the lady in the relationship is saying the same thing, and therefore it is a very mixed up relationship.  And it all began with the fact that they don’t talk the way they should.  As I have said on this show many times because communication comes up so often—one of our principal issues—as we think of issues today—is that we do not know how to communicate very well.
            But that was then, and this is now, as they say.  And now the top 3 are on your radio right now.  They begin with Zedd again, this time with Alessia Cara.  It is a song of the lady in the relationship urging the man to stay, even though she knows that she has to make it on her own.  “You’ve got to make it on your own,” the lady sings, “but we don’t have to grow up.  We can stay forever young, living on my sofa, drinking rum and cola underneath the rising sun.  All you have to do is stay a minute.”  She knows that she needs to grow up, but she is not willing to do that because she would have to let him go.  In terms of our theme today, she therefore has issues that she must settle before the relationship will develop.  This is Anton Zaslavski better known as Zedd again and this time with Alessia Carraciola better known as Alessia Cara and their song at number 3, “Stay” on MATT.
(double)  3 STAY / Zedd & Selena Gomez
                      2 SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS / The Chainsmokers f/ Coldplay
 
Part 12
            We have a new number 1 since that song which has been number 1 for seven weeks in a row is now at number 2, from the Chainsmokers, that is Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, which they sing with the group Coldplay; their song “Something Just Like This” on MATT.  The lady in the relationship says, “Where d’you wanna go?  How much you wanna risk?”  And the man in the relationship sings: “I’m not looking for somebody with superhuman gifts, some superhero, some fairytale bliss, just something I can turn to, somebody I can miss.  I want something just like this.”  What he is searching for is a friend that he can trust, someone that he has a relationship with at the present time, and if he finds that she gives him that trust, it will help him work out other issues that he has, our theme today.
            And the new number 1 song is from the group Imagine Dragons from their upcoming album “Evolve” and their song “Believer”.  It is a statement that the pains of life have determined some things in people’s lives.  “I was broken from a young age,” they sing, “Taking my sulking to the masses, writing my poems for the few.  They looked at me, took to me, shook to me, feeling me singing from heartache from the pain, take my message from the veins, speaking my lesson from the brain, seeing the beauty through the pain.  You made me a believer; pain, you break me down, you build me up.  Let the bullets fly, oh let them rain.  My life, my love, my drive, it came from pain.”  Our lives come from pain—what a statement.  That is, there are issues in life, our theme today, and those issues cause pain, but we can learn from the pain, and therefore help us take care of the issues.
            A special thanks to the sponsors and producers of our show, and, of course, to all of you for being here.  I hope this second last Sunday of July is good for you, and that your celebration of summer is a happy one.  And thinking about our theme, namely the thought of working out our issues,, my prayer for you and me is that we all will understand that we have “issues” and that we will really try to work on them so that our worlds will be better.  If you want to contact me, please do so right here at KJLS-FM in Hays, KS 67601 or my e-mail address is frmikescully@yahoo.com.  My website is www.frmikescully.com where you will find meditations on these songs and some great movies and a transcript of the show.  You can catch us on the web every Sunday at this time as well, as we live stream Mix 103.  Just go to www.hayspost.com and click on Mix 103.  A special hello to those who were with us for the Student Council Workshop last week.  It was great as usual.  Before we go, a final thought from a man by the name of Jacopo Sannazaro: “Man is only miserable so far as he thinks himself so.”  Now, that is one great thought.  And my commentary: if we think we are going to be miserable, we probably will be—and that is an issue.  But if we think that we are going to be happy, we probably will be—and that will help us take care of our issues.  As you listen to the group Imagine Dragons and their number 1 song “Believer”, may I remind you to hold a good thought.  My name is Fr. Mike Scully.  Peace to you, and be good.
1 BELIEVER / Imagine Dragons
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