Friday, September 10, 2010

Retreating to Get Charged Up

As If He Needed It


My dear friend and prayer partner, Deacon George Sebok, of the London Ontario diocese, was required and eager to do an 8 day silent retreat recently.  As he told us on his return, one of the parishioners in his own parish of Holy Family, said to another that he pitied the first person that George talked to when he came off retreat.  His daughter when asked by another parishioner how it was having her Dad gone for 8 days responded: "It was peaceful."

George is a beautiful, faith filled man, and He loves to talk about the Lord, which he does so with such a smile on his face, such sincerity and deep love and respect.  But, he does talk.  He also is a pretty good listener.

Anyway, when he came to morning prayer this morning, and mentioned the retreat, both Wayne Zimmer, and I broke into a version of the Beatles song, "Eight days a week," instead singing Eight Day Retreat

So, I came home and fiddled with the original lyrics, and with all due respect to the Beatles,  and Deacon George, came up with this version, which is remarkably similar to the original:



Ooh I need your love Lord,
I hope You know it's true.
I know you want my love Lord,
Just like I want You, Ooo.

Hold me, love me, hold me, love me.
I ain't got nothin' but love Lord,
Eight day Retreat.

Love you ev'ry day Lord,
Always on my mind.
One thing I can say Lord,
Love you all the time, ooh

Hold me, love me, hold me, love me.
I ain't got nothin' but love Lord,
Eight day Retreat.

Eight day Retreat.
I love you.
Eight day Retreat.
Is not enough time with you there.

Ooh I need your love Lord,
I hope You know it's true.
I know you want my love Lord,
Just like I want You, Ooo.

Hold me, love me, hold me, love me.
I ain't got nothin' but love Lord,
Eight day Retreat.

Eight day Retreat
I love you.
Eight day Retreat
Is not enough time with You there.

Love you ev'ry day Lord,
Always on my mind.
One thing I can say Lord,
Love you all the time.

Hold me, love me, hold me, love me.
I ain't got nothin' but love Lord,
Eight day Retreat,
Eight day Retreat,
Eight day Retreat.

3 comments:

Anne said...

Love the lyrics! Your friends sound like wonderful people!

MBrandon said...

Thank you Anne. They are good men, and I am blessed to share their company and prayer time with them.

I hope that you will continue sharing Him with the world as you do in your work and blogging.

God Bless You

Michael

My Chocolate Heart said...

Love it, Michael! Two thumbs up!