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Bobby McFerrin’s Communal Sharing of “Ave Maria”

Remembering these words from Bobby McFerrin today as I contemplate our work at On Being and listen to his communal sharing of “Ave Maria” at the Montreal Jazz Festival several years ago:

“This is what I want everyone to experience at the end of my concert is everyone has this sense of rejoicing. I don’t want them to be blown away by what I do, I want them to have this sense of real, real joy from the depths of their being. Because I think when you take them to that place, then you open up a place where grace can come in.”

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