UNDERSTANDING THE MESSAGES IN MACAPAT SONG THROUGH THE STORY AND TEACHINGS OF JESUS IN THE GOSPEL
Understand the messages in Macapat Song very difficult. This is due to that the lines in the Macapat Song contain poetic words, philosophical words, and full of meaning. To understand the message in the Macapat Song correctly, one must have extensive knowledge of the philosophy of life and a strong understanding of religion. So instead, preaching in churches and on religious fellowship less attractive, if delivered without any ballad suitable for listeners. For the Javanese, a ballad that touches their hearts is Macapat Song, because the ballad closely with customs and their culture. Therefore, understanding the Macapat Song would be perfect if assisted with the illustrations of the stories and teachings of Jesus in the Gospels. Macapat Songs and teachings of Jesus in
the Gospels is a symbiosis mutualism because both have a mutually beneficial relationship.
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