Monday, October 16, 2006

Drawing a Blank

I don't have much to say today, but I felt the need to post something to make my faithful few readers think. I am heading to B'ham tomorrow to see Donald Miller (Blue Like Jazz) and Derek Webb. I imagine I'll have something to say after hearing from these two phenomenal people. Until then, I'll just let Derek speak for me. If you can be both eloquent and raw, I believe Derek Webb to be both. This song is haunting me right now. If you want to hear it, it is on his album Mockingbird. The entire amazing album is available for FREE here. Enjoy and reflect...

rich young ruler

poverty is so hard to see
when it’s only on your tv and twenty miles across town
where we’re all living so good
that we moved out of Jesus’ neighborhood
where he’s hungry and not feeling so good
from going through our trash
he says, more than just your cash and coin
i want your time, i want your voice
i want the things you just can’t give me

so what must we do
here in the west we want to follow you
we speak the language and we keep all the rules
even a few we made up
come on and follow me
but sell your house, sell your suv
sell your stocks, sell your security
and give it to the poor
what is this, hey what’s the deal
i don’t sleep around and i don’t steal
i want the things you just can’t give me

because what you do to the least of these
my brother’s, you have done it to me
because i want the things you just can’t give me

1 comment:

Katie Swisher said...

I love this song too! Derek Webb...he's just so real and in my face. How do I reconcile my lifestyle with my faith? It's a question I've been pondering for a few weeks now...