Staying Alive

Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother
You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Feel the city breakin’ and everybody shakin’
You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive.

Hey, don’t mock the music of my generation.  Yes, I wore platform shoes, bell bottoms, and a plaid tuxedo all back in the day… And reflected deeply upon the implications of Bee Gees lyrics as well as the life choices of Tony Manero as he suffered with Saturday Night Fever.

And it seems to be an odd song in the soundtrack of my mind as we engage fully into springtime with life blooming all around us and as we near the celebration of new life in Easter.  But, as I walk the Stations of the Passion of the Lord, my mediation returns to the mind of Jesus.  Step. Step. Fall. Stayin’ Alive. Step. Imah / Mom; Simeon, Veronica… all blessings. Step. Step. Fall. Stayin’ Alive, Stayin’ Alive.  Fall. Garments taken. Nails. Hanging by flesh and bone. Stayin’ Alive, Stayin’ Alive…               Father, Into Your Hands….

And days later, in a dance alone in the tomb before the women arrived that first Easter morning… Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive. Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive.

Whatever challenges you are facing today… that’s the real challenge – not to quit; keep moving forward in hope and faith; looking for blessings large or small along the way; recognize that life wins over death; and keep on stayin’ alove.

In other words, lead a John 10:10 lifestyle and live life abundantly –  to the fullest. Benjamin Franklin once suggested, “Most people die when they’re twenty-five but aren’t buried until they are seventy-five.”  I know that I want to live like the Lord did – until my final breathe and maybe even beyond that.

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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