Theo Tigno

Composer and Musician

Are You Controlling?

Subtle ways we try to control the outcome

I never thought of myself as someone who is controlling. Yet, when I was meditating on the Gospel reading for Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent, I had to think twice.

I never thought of "downplaying" as a means of controlling the situation. I always thought of it as a way of being "meek and humble of heart". Yet, isn't that the temptation: deny God's goodness which He has blessed you with! In pride as we know it, we deny God's goodness and take it as our own. Yet, if we just look at pride as denying God's goodness, false humility robs God of the glory that He is due as well.

Christ did not deny or downplay who He was. He didn't deny He was the the Son of God. He did not downplay that the bread and wine are indeed His Body and Blood. He could have avoided people trying to stone Him and people walking away. He didn't.

So, if you're having a hard time accepting your goodness today, please know that in the process, you are denying God's goodness.

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    I am a Catholic composer and musician. My compositions include music written for the Polk Street Band, a Mass setting (Mass of the Immaculate Conception) and Antiphon settings for the full year that are geared toward contemporary ensembles. As a musician, I am a bassist and guitarist for Catholic recording artists and bluegrass bands.