Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pink Floyd and Jesus Love

Bodie asked me to turn on the radio and listen to this song today, and I realized that the lyrics to me are about how we need to love one another the way Jesus loved us .. love the lepers, the poorest of a poor, those who no one else loves (like that really annoying kid at school who everyone shies away from ...) love them all. This isn't hypothetical action, and it doesn't mean joining the peace corps necessarily either (although if you feel called to do that, by all means, that is awesome) it means little gestures, small things in your community like sticking up for someone who is being made fun of or telling someone that something they said hurt you, or volunteering locally ... or even just helping out when it looks like someone needs it! Get out there and make this world a better place! Thank you Pink Floyd.

Pink Floyd: On the Turning Away

On the turning away
From the pale and downtrodden
And the words they say
Which we won't understand
"Don't accept that what's happening
Is just a case of others' suffering
Or you'll find that you're joining in
The turning away"
It's a sin that somehow
Light is changing to shadow
And casting it's shroud
Over all we have known
Unaware how the ranks have grown
Driven on by a heart of stone
We could find that we're all alone
In the dream of the proud
On the wings of the night
As the daytime is stirring
Where the speechless unite
In a silent accord
Using words you will find are strange
And mesmerised as they light the flame
Feel the new wind of change
On the wings of the night
No more turning away
From the weak and the weary
No more turning away
From the coldness inside
Just a world that we all must share
It's not enough just to stand and stare
Is it only a dream that there'll be
No more turning away?

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