Songs that are ministering to me: Heal the world by Michael Jackson


The Earth seen from Apollo 17.

The Earth seen from Apollo 17. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I think we forget sometimes that we live in a big bubble hanging in the middle of nothing. We further forget that in this bubble we are left with lots and lots and lots of people who have the power to destroy lots and lots and lots of other people, and often do.  But how different it would be if we actually cared about other people as oppose to seeking our selfish desires.  To seek the well being of our neighbors instead of seeking the well being of #1.  The fact is, if we all did this genuinely, then we would have someone else looking out for #1 so that #1 would be taken care of while focusing on someone else.  Idealistic? Why?  Is our nature so depraved that this can never be a reality? I’d like to believe that this is not the case.  It all starts with me.  It all starts with you reading this blog.  We can make this world a better place by beginning with #1.  For all that is good, lay aside the skepticism and distrustful intellection, and see around you.  This is not socialism or whatever else I’ll probably be accused of.  This is a hope.  A hope that wants to believe that humanity can do something good for others so that in turn, we can all live better.  So, with that said, let’s go heal the world. There truly are people dying. It’s easy to want to blame policies, controls, governments, and whatever else comes to mind. But the question I pose to myself, and to anyone who would read this is what are we doing?  We persecute anything that is good by ridiculing it, legislating it, removing it, and

Politics Now set, used since 2011

Politics Now set, used since 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

fighting it.  We argue with those who want to control the content on TV and Radio, upholding our freedom of expression.  But when that freedom has an influence on the proliferation of evil (songs that talk about women being hoes and about “capping your ass”, or TV shows that make fun of minorities, sexual orientations, and religions), how is this actually protecting freedom?  I mean, when evil things happen, people who are innocent are not free.  When you say yes to something, you say no to something else.  There really is no gray as some would want to believe. If I say to yes to a song that says a woman is nothing but a female dog, than I say no to the song that says women are beautiful, valued daughters.  If I say yes to a philosophy that says life is cheap and accidental, easily disposable and nothing more than a nuisance, then I say no to anything that shows how truly valuable, costly, purposeful and unique life truly is.

If we want to heal the world, we have to go deeper then policies and controls.  We have to look at our very own selves and look at the fabric of our society.  These poor children in Connecticut died, not because we failed to install or control or whatever other excuse there exists, but they died because as a society, we failed them. We failed to promote their worth by our careless infatuation with convenience.  We failed them by our lack of genuine love for people usurped with political, business, and special interests’ greed whom constantly seek the increase in their profit, yet neglect social issues such as better social cares and environment; and education.  Nevertheless, they are only a reflection of our society.  As a people, we put them there by our elections, purchases, interests, etc.  We are the ones who buy their music, read their books, see their movies, buy their products, and vote them into service.  So ultimately, the only ones to truly blame for Connecticut, is us.  So my question stands.  What are you going to do?  In the face of a society whose enjoyment is violence, derogatory jest, self gratification, and escalatory gossip, what will you do?   “So if you care enough for the living”, do we really care for the living?  Then we need to start showing that. This problem is not about a Band-Aid solution because there is none.  This problem is about a broken social fabric, who apparently fails to see the influence our actions have.  All of our actions. To “Make this a better place”.  I choose to promote “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy”.   Wishful thinking? Well, it will always remain wishful if we collectively decide to do nothing with it.  I choose to do something with it.  What will you do?

Lyrics:

Think about the generations and to say we want to make it a better
world for our children and our children’s children. So that they know
it’s a better world for them; and think if they can make it a better
place.

There’s a place in your heart
And I know that it is love
And this place could be much
Brighter than tomorrow.
And if you really try
You’ll find there’s no need to cry
In this place you’ll feel
There’s no hurt or sorrow.
There are ways to get there
If you care enough for the living
Make a little space, make a better place.

Chorus:
Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for
You and for me.

If you want to know why
There’s a love that cannot lie
Love is strong
It only cares for joyful giving.
If we try we shall see
In this bliss we cannot feel
Fear or dread
We stop existing and start living
Then it feels that always
Love’s enough for us growing
Make a better world, make a better world.

Chorus:
Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race.
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for
You and for me.

Bridge:
And the dream we would conceived in
Will reveal a joyful face
And the world we once believed in
Will shine again in grace
Then why do we keep strangling life
Wound this earth, crucify it’s soul
Though it’s plain to see, this world is heavenly
Be God‘s glow.

We could fly so high
Let our spirits never die
In my heart I feel
You are all my brothers
Create a world with no fear
Together we’ll cry happy tears
See the nations turn
Their swords into plowshares
We could really get there
If you cared enough for the living
Make a little space to make a better place.

Chorus:
Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for
You and for me.

Refrain (2x)

There are people dying if you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me.
There are people dying if you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me.

You and for me / Make a better place
You and for me / Make a better place
You and for me / Make a better place
You and for me / Heal the world we live in
You and for me / Save it for our children
You and for me / Heal the world we live in
You and for me / Save it for our children
You and for me / Heal the world we live in
You and for me / Save it for our children
You and for me / Heal the world we live in
You and for me / Save it for our children

Video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWf-eARnf6U

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