William Barry, SJ, one my favorite spiritual writers, says that friendship is at the heart of our relationship with God. So this week I’m putting the Ignatian tag on a song about friendship. It’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from the movie “Toy Story.” It was nominated for an Academy Award for best original song in 1995. Maybe this choice is a bit whimsical, but this song puts a smile on your face. That’s part of prayer too.
Randy Newman and Lyle Lovett wrote and sang the song in the movie. Here they sing it in concert.