Out There

Equally Skilled, by Jon Foreman

Posted in Uncategorized by Pete on October 12, 2013

Another one I’ve really been listening to lately.

Here are the lyrics, here is the text of Micah 7 that it is lifted from, and here are a couple of videos.  This has been on my mind in the context of our politicians lately being unable to come to any agreement or compromise on the budget / debt ceiling issue.  So much spin, blame, and foolish pride.  You can listen to the leaders talk for quite a while without hearing any honest truth.  It’s all self-serving half-truths.  An inability to acknowledge anything good about the other side’s position, or any fault with their own actions.  Party before country.  I think you could do a great mashup of this song along with quotes from Boehner, Reid, Obama, Cruz, Rubio, etc being intoned in the background, a la “The Seven O’clock News” from Simon & Garfunkel.

Before you get too depressed about all this, hear the END of the song.  Redeemer is one of my favorite names for God these days.

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  1. Pete said, on October 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Minutes after posting the harshness above, I read the following on a friend’s FB status:

    “I have been hovering over the news this week about the government shutdown, particularly concerned for those who may suffer and whose health and/or livelihood is impacted while our nation continues its battle over the budget and health insurance. While tempted to blame our leaders, I am convicted as I read my own newsfeed that the battle that is being fought in Congress is in many ways a reflection of our own radically conflicting convictions and concerns. While we may all agree that health insurance and national debt are issues of critical importance, we are a nation divided in terms of how to deal with the problem at hand. I am convicted, again, as I read in James 3:17 this morning, “But the wisdom that comes from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.” Seeking that kind of wisdom today.”

    Yes. Me too.

  2. Anonymous said, on February 23, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    This is an old post, but it still rings true.

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