In the process of praying for Drake and a lot of the artists in hip-hop and pop music today, we should remember that there should be no duplicity in us. On this feast day of Saint Bartholomew, which happens to be the anniversary of the founding of the Barefoot Order of Carmelites by Saint Teresa of Avila, we read in the gospel reading today how Jesus told Nathanael that he was a true child lf Israel and there was no duplicity in him. My prayer for Drake, and all popular music artists today is that they are led to the truth by the grace of God and the world repents of all evil, in words and in deeds.
Drake’s words from his song…”The Motto”
“Now she want a photo
You already know though
You only live once, that’s the motto, ni–a Yolo”
I pray these words attributed to Saint Teresa of Avila for the conversion of the whole world…
“Remember that you have only one soul; that you have only one death to die; that you have only one life, which is short and has to be lived by you alone; and there is only one Glory, which is eternal. If you do this, there will be many things about which you care nothing.”
Drake’s song goes on to say things about money and sex that are quite disturbing, so I definitely don’t recommend the song. However, Saint Teresa of Avila has many other quotes that are quite edifying, so I strongly recommend reading them. God bless you and may God bring about the conversion of the whole world.