New Years resolutions. Anybody ever keep them? It's usually just so much well intentioned wishful thinking. What would happen if I resolved to blog at least 5 times a week? It sounds like a fine idea, but I would let my avid reader down by breakfast time on Tuesday, and I don't even have the excuse of being too busy at work (on holidays) or have too many church commitments (all programs on a break right now).
I could take the easy way out and resolve to be more creative in my procrastination, but what I think is needed is not resolution, but REVOLUTION! Not a superficial change, but a deep-seated re-working from the top down. Transformation. It's not something you can do by yourself. You need help.
Here's a little song I wrote... well, the lyrics anyway, I'm not so hot on tune-smithing!
I must be shaken,
Out of my complacent ways.
I must awaken,
to face the waste of lazy days.
I must be broken,
to be rebuilt as per your plan.
It will be spoken,
This child will grow to be your man.
My world revolves in tiny loops,
My eyes deceived by worldly dupes,
My diet consists of toothless soups,
I'm too soft to be of your troops.
The track I trek is rutted deep,
The steps I step are walked in sleep,
If you're a shepherd, well, I'm a sheep,
Help me find my way...
I must be taken,
Just one step at a time,
I must be aching,
to live your life through mine.
Shake me, wake me
break me, make me
take me as I am.
I have naught to offer thee,
but I can be your man.
March 4, 2001