Passion



Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)


Saturday, October 15, 2016

The lyrics of our lives

It was the first U2 song I ever heard. I was at a neighbors house and none of my friends listened to U2

The album War came out in 1983, I was 10.

It's my favorite U2 song.

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Nice title. 

I had no idea what the lyrics meant.

I've heard the song 100s of times. 

Today as we sat around the table eating and laughing, and singing the words rocked me to my core. I was actually afraid to laugh because I was afraid that release would begin tears.

"Many have lost, but tell me who has won?"

I'm a scrapper. I fight. Even though I could plot a death to go undetected, my heart aches.

I really do want to change the world. God has called my heart to Haiti. The country certainly has seen its share of disaster. 

I just want to do something. 

Homelessness.
Drug addiction
Mental illness
Hunger
Death
Despair

The need never ends, and while I have a heavy heart that I carry around.  How can I help? What am I called to? 

I must do something.

I'm tired of the tearing apart. War only divides. It tears apart. 

We need together. We need to be honest in our struggles so people will listen.

We need to not look at our differences as a hinderance  but as a strength to love more people.

I don't know how long we must sing this song, I don't know how long we are supposed to talk about it. 

Let's band together and do something 

I must do something 

You can listen to the song at the link below (lyrics below)


https://youtu.be/EM4vblG6BVQ

I can't believe the news today
Oh, I can't close my eyes 
And make it go away
How long...
How long must we sing this song
How long, how long...
'cause tonight...we can be as one
Tonight...

Broken bottles under children's feet
Bodies strewn across the dead end street
But I won't heed the battle call
It puts my back up
Puts my back up against the wall

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday

And the battle's just begun
There's many lost, but tell me who has won
The trench is dug within our hearts
And mothers, children, brothers, sisters 
Torn apart

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday

How long...
How long must we sing this song
How long, how long...
'cause tonight...we can be as one
Tonight...tonight... 

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Wipe the tears from your eyes
Wipe your tears away
Oh, wipe your tears away
Oh, wipe your tears away
(Sunday, Bloody Sunday)
Oh, wipe your blood shot eyes
(Sunday, Bloody Sunday)

Sunday, Bloody Sunday (Sunday, Bloody Sunday)
Sunday, Bloody Sunday (Sunday, Bloody Sunday)

And it's true we are immune
When fact is fiction and TV reality
And today the millions cry
We eat and drink while tomorrow they die

(Sunday, Bloody Sunday)

The real battle just begun
To claim the victory Jesus won
On...

Sunday Bloody Sunday
Sunday Bloody Sunday...

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