God calls us to invite the least, the last, and the lost, to the banquet. Not out of sympathy, but out of realizing that it is the seemingly “excluded, rejected, or marginalized by society” that Christ makes Himself known. If the gospel you preach seeks power, privilege, blessing, at the expense of solidarity with the lowly, it may not be the good news at all.
I was a leader flawed in character and driven by my own desires to succeed, operating out of insecurity and fear. Sadly, there are so many guys in this same boat and have no idea. What has been a drastic change in my life has been my acknowledgement that I am flawed and that’s ok. God has surrounded me with amazing friends that have seen through the facades that I have created in order to impress, dazzle, and attract attention.
If you are anything like me you understand at times following God seems like a fairytale. Sometimes when I look over the stories of Jesus I immediately think of a comic book character that seems to be all-powerful. I mean he walks on water, heals people, walks through walls, and flies on clouds! Stan Lee couldn’t have written it better.
All songs are purposefully unedited versions and some of the topics will be tough to swallow. Nonetheless, I find it necessary to leave the music unadulterated for the sake of the message. I challenge you to hear the struggles and really listen intently to the lyrics before you. Only through listening, humility, and a willingness to be uncomfortable can we achieve a right understanding of solidarity, empathy, and inclusive love.