Lament


O LORD, You have
deceived me and I was deceived;
You have overcome me and prevailed…
Cursed be the day I was born!

-Jeremiah 20

Background

The Apostle

Director: Robert Duvall
Year: Jan. 1998
Plot Outline: After his life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas leaves town, changes his name, and tries to find redemption.
Scene: Sonny (Robert Duvall) is a preacher of a large Texas congregation who has discovered his wife (Farrah Fawcett) is having an affair with a young minister at his church. After being dismissed by his own church, Sonny must deal with personal pain and loss.

“Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?”

Artist: Moby
Album: Play
Label: V2 Records, 1999
Overview: Mixing the musical genres of electronica and gospel, the techno-artist Moby expresses the heart’s secret cry when faced with pain and sorrow.

Quotations

Lyrics

What we notice

Questions for reflection

Handout

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