This is my lil' pre-Lent warm up hip-hoppin' skadelic tune, which is a bit amusing in that I am forgoing the listening of music during that approaching time. A song that should easily have been on the radio except for the whole "overtly singing about God" thing, and a song about how we all go through "The Wilderness", and how most of our friends are still there.
As the ashes are placed on our foreheads this Wednesday, we are invited to participate in the sacrifice of Christ, to draw us closer to the One who hung on a cross rather than watch any of us suffer the fate we so well deserve. When picking your Lenten fast, I hope that it is something that will truly cause a little initial pain and emptyness in your life, as it will also lead to the joy of being nearer to the Lover of your soul. A sacrifice that in the end will lead to growth of character, love of God, and a greater appreciation of our brothers and sisters who wish they had whatever you are giving up.
"God do you really understand what it’s like to be a man
Have You ever felt the weight of
loving all the things you Hate
Have You struggled . . .have you worried
How can You sympathize?
I have spoken much too soon put my hand over my mouth
I can’t contend with You
Your ways are so much higher
And we pass through the fire that
Christ endured before us
When You were in the wilderness".