POV: You've watched your Rabbi die, it's the Sabbath, and you're praying and preparing to enter the new week to carry on His teachings with the passion he instilled in you.
Here's your prayer:
POV: Jesus has just cleared the Temple, and you realise it doesn't have to be the way it was before.
Here's the rallying cry:
Every song I've had in this series so far I think I actually like.
This one I don't. I've tried, but it just isn't doing anything for me.
It'll work as a Eurovision entry, but It's not going to be one I'll listen to on repeat personally.
I do like the idea of taking the negative and channeling it into something creative rather than destructive though.
Think there is something to be said for still calling out the things that are wrong but doing so in a way that isn't just cussing people out outside the house, trashing things, etc, nor is it sitting in silence wallowing and pretending it didn't happen.
What do we need to call out, and how can we do it productively?
How do we rise above and challenge things without stooping to their level?
You get the idea... I've listened to it and reflected so you don't have to. But it might be your thing, so listen if you want to.
They say that ignorance is bliss.
Sometimes we'd rather close our eyes and have everything go away.
Perhaps if we sleep things will be better when we wake. Someone will have magically fixed the problem.
I guess this song just draws together the thoughts that I've already had with "Bridge over troubled water" and "Eyes of a child".
Now this is something I wrestle with a lot as I do assemblies in schools and work with young people.
I'm acutely aware of the world that I have inherited from my elders, the good, the bad and the ugly of it. And I'm increasingly deliberate in not wanting to just pass the buck of responsibility for changing it to those I work with.
I rarely get too political, but luckily Muse do it for me!
I don’t want to make too many observations about this one, other than to say I think it works better as a “call and response” song, where one part is sung by those who are abusing their charge of a place, regime, party, or organisation, and the other is sung by the general population or organisational member who are subject to the whim of those in leadership.
If you'd rather listen and come to your own conclusions about the eclectic mix of songs I worked through in Lent 2023, here's the Spotify Playlist!