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TCC Playlist: Save Me From What I Want By St. Vincent

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St. Vincent

One of the most evident truths of the spiritual life is a recognition of your own fallibility, your own tendency to be wrong, or for lack of a better word, “sin.” The culture tells us, have it your way, do what you want, whatever you feel is right. The spiritual life tells us sometimes you need to be saved from what you want. It might feel good to slap your kid, but you probably shouldn’t do it. You need more than your feelings as a guide. If you’re a Catholic, you need the teaching authority of the Church, you need the grace of the sacraments, you need the wisdom of the Scriptures, you need loving community (people who care about you enough to call you out). In that vein this St. Vincent song sounded, to me, like a prayer. Listen after the jump: