Sep 13 2012

How to Change a Heart

If you follow celebrity news, you know that seems to be the place where “The Ministry of Correction” happens the most.  

There’s one new celebrity mom that's being criticized for her weight, slow weight loss, and even what her baby is wearing in pictures.  It breaks my heart.  I will always defend a mama.  

This kind of thing reminds me of the song "Losing" from Tenth Avenue North.  Because that’s what happens when we are so quick to point out the wrongs of others, as people of faith, we loose.   

You may not agree with the way she lives her life, but it doesn't give you permission to tear her down.  

"Losing" is a challenge not to point it out because that’s what everyone expects Christians to do.  Which is why some people run from the church.  

The lyrics are:  "Why do we think hate is going to change a heart?"  

It makes you think about the greatest commandment.  It’s not to criticize, it’s just to love.  

More lyrics:  “This is love, this is hate, we all have a choice to make.”

We all do it though.  Maybe just trying not to do it as much is progress.  Imperfect progress...

Tenth Avenue North - Losing (Official Music Video) from tenth-avenue-north on GodTube.

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9/13/2012 10:36:23 AM
Laura Koon United States
Laura Koon
Amen! Thank you for your post and song, it really helps to make me think and I hope everyone else too.  Sometimes we just need to hear, stop don't do that, you wouldn't want someone judging you...
9/14/2012 9:03:10 AM
Michael United States
Thank you, Amanda.  I struggle with this.  I struggle with getting so upset on the inside about all the crap in the world and in people.  I know I am full of the same 'crap', but I get so frustrated with this world sometimes...more than usual lately.  I need to remember things like this article you wrote.  Thanks.
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