The Anthem of the Meek

I will not give up… this

There’s a lesson we all must learn sometime about this life. That it’s not whether we live or die, for me wall must die.
Oh, listen dear sisters, listen dear brothers; hear as I speak the words of the meek andthe defeated children, the sons and of daughters of love.

Give us strength.
Set our hearts on fire.
We must not give up.
Raise us up,
So through our love  they will see
We were meant to be

I will not give up.

The dissonant sound of a world that died will not outshine this chorus of angels; won’t you join with us, sing with us?
Join with the choir.  The voices lift higher as we sing one song to carry on the anthem of open, hope-filled prayers of love.

Give us strength.
Set our hearts on fire.
We must not give up.
Raise us up,
So through our love  they will see
We were meant to be

I will not give up.

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A theme appears in a lot of my music – one of internal strife, feelings of pressure and difficulty with life in general. Although I do not think I can claim any real understanding of suffering, I have at least tasted what it despair feels like in the mind. It occured to me, during this latest season, that it is not enough to simply wallow in our undoing, but that we should, as much as possible, rise above it and conquer it.

In writing this, I recalled some of the beatitudes, where you meet a collection of marginalized people who, through Christ, are offered this different kind of life. A life of great victory in their small existence. One of grand purpose, despite their meager disposition. And what is the greatest thing man can do but love?

It is the desperate who pray, the ones who have nothing left, the ones who can hope, beyond hope that there is redemption and new life beyond the boundaries of what merely is now. These meek and lowly ones know how to love, because love, and not any other machinations of man, gives them life and purpose.

 Perhaps I can learn from these, and perhaps we all can, when we learn of love from everyone around us, and from God, and radiate it into the world. Perhaps in love, we can find that all of us have a common purpose.

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