what color is your silence?
how can you say your life is empty?
so late in the day
why would you stay another second
now your sight got in the way
this song brings back old memories of high school, an overrated normal, and trying not to fit in.
i have to confess, i have a terrible soft spot for cheesy sport movies. i grew up watching the mighty ducks (all three) over and over, i loved movies like remember the titans and air bud, and tonight added another to the list -- coach carter.
maybe it was 'cause i had some iced coffee and a jelly donut before i watched, so i paid extra attention to the movie. maybe it's because one of the major themes of the movie struck a chord inside me... complacency.
in the movie, a basketball coach (coach carter, hence, the title :P) puts the entire team on the bench 'cause their gpas aren't high enough. and he keeps them there, even though the school board doesnt like it, teachers call to criticize and yell, and people throw rocks at the store he keeps. yet he stands firm. he knows what he believes in, and stands firm in that. he doesn't comply to those around him... to the statistics.
and at the end (per usual of these sorts of movies), was the speech.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
we're all meant to shine
liberated from fear
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. -- john 8.36