Rick Santorum, C.S. Lewis, and the Song in Your Heart

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What is the song in your heart?

Rick Santorum used a C.S. Lewis quote about true friendship last night. Following the Iowa caucus, Santorum said, “A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”

What a beautiful message. C.S. Lewis’ and Rick Santroum have both displayed a strong love for God, but it is the way Rick Santorum looked at his wife after making that comment that compels me to write this. I took that look to mean, “She knows the song in my heart and sings it back to me when I need to hear it.”

<Sigh> I need a moment…<SIGH>… Okay, back to reality.

Background on Rick Santorum

Santorum and his wife appear to have the love most of us want –  affection, faith, being there for one another. The list could continue. What is more, they have been married for 21 years and have 7 children!

Although I don’t know their exact circumstances, I would guess that the Santorums probably haven’t had the same issues most of us single parents have had – especially in the area of finance (For more on achieving financial success, follow my Monday SMS posts).

On the other hand, their marrigae probably hasn’t always been a piece of cake either. Life and marriages have ups and downs no matter who you are. That’s just the way life works, and yet, on one of the most important nights of his life, Rick Santorum paused to recite such a beautiful C.S. Lewis quote to thank his wife on national television.

What Song is in Your Heart?

Think about the song in your heart. Have you taken the time to listen to what your heart is saying? Could you sing your heart song now if I asked you to? The passage of time changes all things and divorce, abandonment, or other trauma can change it even more and make your heart afraid to speak up, but you must let it sing especially if it wants to try a new song!

Healing means, taking time to listen to yourself. Discover who you are and what your heart sings. Do not jump into anything during the recovery process. Prioritize and do what you must to survive, but otherwise, be still, let God compose in your heart while you listen. You may find some surprising things within you.

There is a reason why you are where you are. Take the time to make that reason mean something personal. Before you can have a special person sing the words in your heart back to you, you must know what those words are. If you don’t, you may not even recognize your own song.

Try This in Your SMS Notebook

  • Describe the song in your heart. Use a notebook to record your answers.
1.  What rythm does your song have – fast, slow, or      a mix of both?
2.  Christian, country, rap, gospel, latin, or polka? 
3.  If your song were a color or an animal, what color or animal would it be?
 
  • Each song is unique. Ask and answer your own questions
  • Begin by writing the first draft of your song in the notebook.
  • Display your song – through song, words, dance, baking – as long as it is your expression of who you are becoming try it
  • Feel free to tell about your song in SMS – God Bless You as you discover the song in your heart.

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Thursday posts offer information on rebuilding you, stay tuned for next Thursday’s post – Rick Santorum, C.S. Lewis, and Finding True Friendship.

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