If you want to learn the piano, you have to do your scales.

To me, the Old Testament is practicing scales, then Jesus shows up and says "I want to dance, play me a song." And the religious folks respond with scales.

"No! Not scales! I mean music from the heart I gave you," Says Jesus.

Then someone bangs out a tune and is called a heretic and unbeliever by the religious scale-players.

I've learned my scales, thank you very much. I want to make music and see Jesus dance.


@brothermatthew I enjoy this metaphor very much. I think that, to extend it a bit, there are people who would say “yes!” and “amen!” to this but then go try to dance to awful music played by people who think that scales are beneath them.

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