Tegan and Sara — “i feel it in my bones”
Today is December 1: World Aids Day. This morning, I was deeply moved with gratitude to be part of a church community that recognized and honored this day as such, as well as honored and remembered those both in our city and around the world who are affected by HIV/AIDS. Per usual, prior to the teaching, a song is performed by a variety of musicians and space is given for a time of lament. During today’s lament, a couple of musicians covered Tegan and Sara’s, “I feel it in my bones.” The song was written during a time in which the sisters lost a friend to HIV. Thereafter, learning of those affected by HIV/AIDS never got old. The same raw emotions followed them with each hearing, and did so to the point of being able to feel it in their bones. Today I felt a desire for solidarity with those affected by this disease. May we, too, feel it—emotion, injustice, and compassion—in our bones on behalf of our 34 million global neighbors affected by HIV/AIDS.