At last month’s prayer meeting, for the first time ever, we incorporated music. We were blessed to have Agnes Tao from St. Augustine’s Taizé Prayer Service come and sing at our Rosary prayer session. It is now official: Taizé will be a regular part of our PPPG meetings!
When I first heard Agnes and her team sing at St. Augustine’s, I was blown away with the wonderful meditative quality of the songs. I dreamed and wished they would come to PPPG. One of the songs I heard that evening was “Nada te Turbe.” I am familiar with a few Taizé songs, but I heard “Nada te Turbe” for the first time that day and instantly fell in love.
Later I discovered that it is a poem written by St. Terese of Ávila or Santa Teresa de Jesus (1515 – 1582) based on Jesus’ exhortation to His disciples in John 14: “Let not your hearts be troubled; neither let them be afraid.”
Whenever I feel that my cross is too heavy, that I do not have the “strength” to carry on, this poem helps console me in times of personal struggles. Many times, I was able to stand up straight and begin walking again knowing that Solo dios basta, God alone is enough.
I had never told Agnes about my love of “Nada te Turbe” but the fact that she chose this song to sing last November 2nd meant the world to me. It was truly a consolation. The poem reads:
"Let Nothing Trouble You"
Let nothing trouble you;
let nothing frighten you;
but God does not.
you will obtain everything;
whoever has God is lacking nothing:
[having] only God is enough.
By: Lucy Rodjito
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