Before we even begin here, I get that Frozen is sooooo “yesterday’s news”, but my 9 year old daughter’s chorale group just performed “Let it Go” at a recent concert and, having been  torutured, ahem, treated to my children belting it out at the top of their lungs for several weeks now, I must confess that I have some major gripes with that song.Let me just state for the record: I loved Frozen. I bawled like a baby watching it and the instant it ended I called my sister and blubbered how much I loved her over the phone. A week later, I watched it with my sister and we both sobbed together and hugged each other as our baffled husbands shook their heads and poured themselves another glass of wine. It is a great movie about the bond of sisterhood and climaxes with a wonderful message about the healing power of self-sacrificing love.My gripe is with the song “Let It Go” and the erroneous message it sends – erroneous, that is, if your live out a Catholic, Gospel world view –  which, as you probably have surmised by the title of this blog, I do. If you subscribe to the “I’m Every Woman” world view of determined individualism, well, then, I guess you have a new anthem in “Let it Go”.Let it Go is not a song about empowerment and freedom – it is a song driven out of fear and culminating in isolation and destruction – a recipe for slavery. Here’s a quick synopsis (for the two of you who have not yet seen the movie):Elsa has lived with a gripping fear, exacerbated by her parent’s mishandling of their daughter’s powers, since she accidentally hurt her sister Anna when they were children. This fear has resulted in her powers being kept secret

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