Okay i know people reading this are probably going to be like, Erin, you just post another song, how lame is your blog that you can't think of anything to write, but seriously, people these days have gotta read stuff like this. the concept is huge. that there are people out there that are hurting and we have got to lay down our pride and just love them. and i totally don't mean like loving them from far away either. i mean actually physically talking to them, making them feel welcomed and loved. people need that. I need that. thankfully i have that, but what about those people that don't?
and maybe i shouldn't be talking because lately i keep on running headfirst into these instances where i get this nudge and God's poking me and asking me, why did you just be mean to my creation? that kid that you just snubbed, that's my creation. i love him or her, so what gives you the right to think you can judge them? and He's sooo right (as always)- what gives me the right to judge others when God has decided not to judge us? He knows everything that we've done and he's chosen not to judge us. i just look at a person and frankly i probably don't know half the crap they've done and somehow i believe that i have a right to look down on them??? why do our brains work that way. like, how do we shut that judging part of our brain off? i seriously wish there was a simple button or switch or something. because when i just take a second and lean back and think, i hate myself for being such an idiot and thinking i'm somehow better. God taught me he loves me no matter what i've done. (thank goodness for that grace considering how i have been acting lately) so, WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? he'd love people no matter what they've done. or how they look. i guess that's my challenge this week.
i'm actually going to take a tally of all the judgements i make on people daily. we'll see how scary i turn out to be.
No one sits with him, he doesn’t fit in,
But we feel like we do when we make fun of him,
'Cause you want to belong, do you go along?
'Cause his pain is the price paid for you to belong
It’s not like you hate him or want him to die,
But maybe he goes home and thinks suicide,
Or he comes back to school with a gun at his side,
Any kindness from you might have saved his life...
TAG: Heroes are made when you make a choice...
CHORUS: You could be a hero,
Heroes do what’s right,
You could be a hero,
You might save a life,
You could be a hero,
you could join the fight,
For what’s right, for what’s right, for what’s right...
No one talks to her, she feels so alone,
She’s in too much pain to survive on her own,
The hurt she can’t handle overflows to a knife,
She writes on her arm, wants to give up her life,
Each day she goes on is a day that she’s brave,
Fighting the lie that giving up is the way,
Each moment of courage her own life she saves,
When she throws the pills out a hero is made...
No one talks to him about how he lives,
He thinks that the choices he makes are just his,
Doesn’t know he’s a leader with the way he behaves,
And others will follow the choices he’s made,
He lives on the edge, he’s old enough to decide,
His brother who wants to be him is just nine,
He can do what he wants because it’s his right,
The choices he makes change a nine-year-old's life...
Little Mikey D was the one in class
Who every day got brutally harassed,
This went on for years until he decided
That never again would he shed another tear,
So he walked through the door,
Grabbed the .44 out of his father’s dresser drawer,
And said, "I can’t take life no more!"
And like that, life can be lost,
But this ain’t even about that,
All of us just sat back and watched it happen,
Thinkin', "It’s not my responsibility
To solve a problem that isn’t even about me,"
This is our problem,
This is just one of them daily scenarios
In which we choose to close our eyes,
Instead of doing the right thing,
If we make a choice
To be the voice
For those who won’t speak up for themselves,
How many lives would be saved, changed, rearranged?
Now it’s our time to pick a side,
So don’t keep walking by, not wanting to intervene,
'Cause you just wanna exist and never be seen,
So let’s wake up,
Change the world,
Our time is now...
You could be a hero - (Our time is now) heroes do what’s right
You could be a hero - (Our time is now) you might save a life
You could be a hero - (Our time is now) you could join the fight
For what’s right, for what's right, for what’s right...
(ps, honorable mentions to grace and katie who reminded me about this song and actually got me thinking about it's message.)