Monday, March 21, 2011

What's in a Song?

 A Carrie Underwood song says,

"Right now he's probably slow dancing
With a bleached-blond tramp
And she's probably getting frisky
Right now, he's probably buying
Her some fruity little drink
'Cause she can't shoot whiskey
Right now, he's probably up behind her
With a pool stick
Showing her how to shoot a combo
And he don't know
I dug my key into the side
Of his pretty little souped-up 4 wheel drive
Carved my name into his leather seat
I took a Louisville slugger to both head lights
Slashed a hole in all 4 tires
And maybe next time he'll think before he cheats"

I guess today I am just kind of blowing off some steam but I have heard this song many times and it has a catchy little tune but when you think of the words they don't really make sense. Keeping in mind that this is a song that people are loving all over the place.

But, according to the words there is a woman who is upset because someone she is apparently in relationship with is cheating on her so she goes out destroys his vehicle. Not only that she carves her name into the seat cushions. I'm sorry but isn't that like a bank robber handing over the note to the bank teller and signing it with his name or a kidnapper sending a ransom note and adding his name and address to the letter. She carves her name, leaving no doubt who did the crime.

I mean she is the one who is going to have alot of time to think. Think about her actions of destruction of property when she is caught. This is song is speaking of revenge. Something God says we are not to take. It, also, demonstrates a total disrespect for property that belongs to someone else and it is a crime.

Granted it is just a song but songs have words, words have meaning and if we say them over and over again they can become part of us. I'm hoping this song does not influence anyone to follow it's example.

And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.

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Dear Lord help us to educate our family for your glory.

"Since parents have conferred life on their children, they have a most solemn obligation to educate their offspring. Hence, parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children. Their role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it. For it devolves on parents to create a family atmosphere so animated with love and reverence for God and others that a well-rounded personal and social development will be fostered among children. Hence, the family is the first school of those social virtues which every society needs."--Gravissimum Educationis (one of the documents of the Second Vatican Council)

Helping and Loving Our Neighbor

Corporal works of Mercy
Feed the hungry

Give drink to the thirsty

Clothe the naked

Shelter the homeless

Visit the sick

Visit the imprisoned

Bury the dead

The Spiritual Works of Mercy
Admonish the sinner

Instruct the ignorant

Counsel the doubtful

Comfort the sorrowful
Bear wrongs patiently

Forgive all injuries

Pray for the living and the dead

Good Samaritain