Eremite’s Desire

The Eremite's Desire     William Zeitler

An ‘eremite’ is a religious recluse — from the Greek words eremia (‘desert’) & eremos (‘solitary’). In a broader sense, it is not necessary for an eremite to physically leave society—an ‘eremite’ is someone who goes against the grain of society to follow their own spiritual star, such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Mother Theresa. It takes a certain fierce determination — a certain implacable desire — to be an eremite…

Each Sunday I’ll be sharing a ‘Music Box’ — a few words about a piece of music in the service, or a composer behind it. Not lifeless facts, but little anecdotes or explanations that help the music come alive — and the very human beings who have dedicated their lives to creating it for us.