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Many and One

posted Apr 6, 2013, 7:33 AM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Jul 2, 2015, 1:58 PM ]
Steve Angrisano is a musician, composer and youth minister from Dallas who has been featured at eight World Youth Days, several National Catholic Youth Conferences and many diocesan youth conventions. Known for his driving anthem that calls us to discipleship, Go Make A Difference; he also composed We Are Disciples, the theme song of our children's Faith Formation program. His “Inescapable Love” is one of the fastest selling CDs in its publisher's history, thanks to the hit song Many and One.

For the Second Sunday of Easter, also known as Sunday of Divine Mercy, Elaine Rendler-McQueeney writes about Many and One in Today's Liturgy. “The first verse expresses how the disciples, fearfully gathered in the locked room [after the Crucifixion] may have felt: fallen, broken, scattered, yet forgiven and being made whole, 'bound in his love.'”

In a podcast interview for music publisher Spirit and Song, Steve gives his definition of what that love is: “Love is that I look in your eyes, and I respect you, even to the point of sacrifice on my own part. In a way, this song does say that. We are many, and we are different, but I can look at you and know nothing about you, but have deep respect for who you are because God created you.” His co-writer Sarah Hart continues this thought, “It's all about seeing Christ in someone. Really, truly being able to look at someone and say 'Oh, embodiment of Christ, there it is; you know, I love you.' And it's true, it's really true, I ultimately respect you.”