The foundation is a faith and belief in Jesus, and I profess that belief as well. I'm not in a position to say much about the new Pope, not being Catholic. But a lot of people are saying that he might bring a new vision to the 1.2 billion members of his church.
Two things I remember from my early days in Vacation Bible School: singing "The Wise Man Builds His House Upon a Rock," which, evidently, was written by someone who never thought of drilling for well water, and the awful taste of Kool-Aid, also known as "bug juice."
|Hendrix's album cover photo|
One of the songs on that album, "Castles Made of Sand," has a captivating melody line and words that bring a novel's worth of wisdom to a 2 minute, 45 second song. The last verse was especially meaningful to me, as I had a friend up the road, a girl just a little older than I who was confined to a wheelchair by cerebral palsy. She could not speak, but she communicated by means of striking the keys on an electric typewriter with a prong fitted to a headband she would wear. And her words were lovely and thoughtful, and spoke of her faith in a bright future in a land where her spirit would soar freely.
So in the last verse of the song, when the girl in the wheelchair contemplates an awful ending, the golden winged ship comes along just in time. It's not clear what happens to her, but the song speaks to me of the faith and the deep foundation I find in religion. That same ship has brought me favor time and again, and even though I'm like everyone else in having built castles of sand while watching it sail by, I've learned how important the foundation is.