People of the words: On mundane

Andrew Taylor-Troutman reflects on words that guide people of faith. Find his blog series here.

though this word pertains to being of the world
it’s often flung in a pejorative sense

yet to the French it meant noble, generous
in Latin it was pure, elegant

it is a word for a young dad
hoisting his boy from the back seat

this kid blinking back the bright
while his dad croons “my man!”

it is just like an old hymn
heard a hundred times before
suddenly singing your life