“More Than a Feeling” by Boston is a classic rock staple. Personally, I prefer “Amanda” or “Don’t Look Back” but I can definitely settle with the song in question. It’s an all-around great guitar-driven, harmonic vocal track. Brad Delp, the former lead guitarist, and singer had powerful vocals that really demonstrated his range. Sadly, he committed suicide in 07′, so it would be beneficial to pray for the repose of his soul.
The song reminds me that faith is more than a feeling. If I were to base my entire faith on feelings, I could be lead astray. Mainly because using my heart or feelings as a guide is disastrous. The Prophet Jeremiah declared that the human heart is tortuous (17:9). Also, Proverbs reveals that some ways appear true but ultimately aren’t (16:25). How many times have I deliberately committed grave sin based on feelings?
Don’t get me started!
On the contrary, faith directs me to submit my whole being to God (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 143). As a result, when I place faith in God, I’m fleeing from the devil and embracing truth. Eventually, this helps me to practice love.
Faith is more than a feeling. It’s about being consumed by the Creator’s authority in our lives.
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