Monday, September 07, 2009

"With Sickness In Our Bones and Sores On Our Flesh, You'll Never Be Gone From Us, You'll Never Be Gone"

Here is one song during this past week's service. Everything is written by Jon, the lead for Milano, a band which is associated with The Line as part of our Patron Program (I will explain this in a future post. For now, allow the video to load, sit back, soak in the sounds, and worship along with them. It is a beautiful song.

By His Grace.

The Line: Revolution is Restoration Bootleg: Never Be Gone from Aaron Youngren on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Humans Being Appreciated As Human Beings Day

So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them. -Gen 1:27

Man is the glory and garbage of the universe. -Blaise Pascal

I want to see a humans being appreciated as human beings day. I fully appreciate individuals who walk down the streets with the heads held high acknowledging the existence of other human beings with a head nod, a smile, or a simple "hey". Understandably, people in conversation may be enthralled with each other as they stroll, but we have substituted real human interaction with screens that play blaring music, send e-mails, check news and sports scores, or simply just glow as we mindlessly tap them in an attempt to avoid all other life forms around us.

My words are brief here for now, but I have given quite a bit of thought to this ever since I was in college. During that time Jesus took hold of me and I began to see the world differently. Much like when Copernicus discovered that everything doesn't revolve around the earth, but the sun, while in college I began to see that the world does not revolve around us, but God's Son. Put more bluntly, people are not here for me and to serve my purposes. The same goes for you. We all exist - whether we comply or not - to serve Jesus and His purposes; beautifully, He actually came and modeled for us how it should all be done.

This is partly comedic, partly serious. This will be fleshed out over the coming weeks, months, and years - first in my life, but then in print as I hope to see a revolution occur in our lives, one that opens up our eyes to see how the little, momentary, almost effortless acts of merely being human can spark change in the lives of those around us.

By His Grace.