Gabby had a special place in his heart and collection for record album covers celebrating the children’s song “Yes, Jesus Loves Me.” The song has been with us since 1860. Originally written as a comfort to a dying child, the song has morphed from the original context to a more general, arguably more saccharine one.
His record album covers that celebrate the song:
I showed these photos to my friend, who is somewhat cynical when it comes to organized religion. I was surprised at his interest in these photos. He spoke/sang the words to his favorite verse:
Jesus loves me when I’m good
And I do the things I should.
And he loves me when I’m bad,
But it makes him very sad.
He was fascinated by the blatant introduction of guilt into a song that had been guilt-free. But, I asked, what did he think of the photos?