Saturday, 20 February 2016

Heathaze - Going with the Flow

Beware the fisherman who's casting out his line
Into a dried up river bed,
But don't try to tell him 'cos he won't believe you.
Throw some bread to the ducks instead, it's easier that way.
I feel like an alien, a stranger in an alien place.
You can be a prophet.
You can make a stand.
When it's the right time.

I've never quite gone with the "speaking truth to power" business. That's the kind of thing an established church tells itself when talking, in the same language, from the same perspective, as power. It's not the sort of thing the persecuted Church of the Middle East does. They mostly seem to keep their heads down, try not to upset anyone overtly, keep praying. Much as the Church did when persecutions broke out - not that they weren't prepared to stick by their Lord. But they didn't go asking for trouble. It just arrived, over and over.

Going with the flow doesn't seem such a bad thing. When there's real injustice to confront, then yes - confront it. But don't act like a prat, making yourself a pain to prove your point - to draw on persecution when you didn't need it, so you can play the victim. Maybe, just maybe, what you're really doing there is enjoying privilege - not speaking truth to power.

Throw some bread to the ducks instead. It's easier that way.

1 comment :

  1. Diggin the recent Genesis vibe, looking forward to supper, whenever its ready.


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