Talk Begins 7:04
Welcome to week 6 of Unity of New Westminster's 'Summer of the "Sound of Music"'.
This week, we examine themes in the song “Climb Every Mountain”.
Have you ever had something you longed for, hoped for, or dreamed about, within your grasp? How did you approach that opportunity? Perhaps you ran toward it with wholehearted abandon. Perhaps you walked toward it cautiously, with a measure of questioning and curiosity. Or perhaps you walked or ran away from it, in fear and uncertainty.
In the musical “The Sound of Music”, Maria realizes that she has fallen in love. She is so overwhelmed by that realization that she runs away, back to the relative safety of the abbey. Maria tells the Mother Abbess that she is ready to take her vows and become a nun. The Mother Abbess reminds Maria to face her fears rather than run away. She offers Maria a different idea about the meaning of her love and encourages Maria with the words “Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow till you find your dream”.
When we have the opportunity for love, joy and fulfillment within our grasp, the song “Climb Every Mountain” serves as inspiration to acknowledge our discomfort and to follow our dreams.
Rev. Rhona Segarra shares ideas.