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.
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.
If you’ve ever searched for relevance, freedom, acceptance, or to make a name for yourself, through a career, please let me tell you, your wounds and insecurities will not be healed or transformed by it. Lay the pride, lust, and lack of self-awareness aside, and let God fulfill the longing in your soul for these things you search for.
How often, I wonder, do we flee the purposes God has for us by assuming they’re elsewhere? For years when I imagined the purpose of my life being in some faraway land, waiting to be arrived at by some well-prepared superhuman. Nowadays, though, I try to be a lot more present to what’s right in front of me. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sat down to have a conversation with God about what I’m going to do with my life and at the end of almost every single one of those conversations, God, after being very patient, has asked me: “So how well are you loving the people right in front of you?”