Meditate on These Things

Meditate on These Things

ON MY WAY to work I pass a pub called the Waterloo, and every day I have to look away in case I start humming the Eurovision song. When I get to work there’s a security pad on the door, and it happens that as you punch in the code the beeps play the first five notes of an oratorio of Handel’s Messiah. If I’m not careful I start whistling the tune, to the annoyance of myself and everyone else. Sometimes tunes get stuck in your head. They’re called ‘ear worms’. Experience shows that the best way to avoid succumbing to an ear worm, or to get rid of it once you’ve got one, is to get something else into your head instead. And here’s the spiritual principle. Jesus told a parable: When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest; and finding