Monday, June 29, 2009

O.k. I admit it.

I cried when I watched this with my kids on Saturday.

LG made fun of me during Sunday School yesterday

while he explained that just because one has emotion

it doesn't mean that they are feeling The Spirit.

I would like to make an argument that it could have been

The Spirit

and not just my well of tears that we call mother's emotion.

Galations 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

I was feeling love for Michael Jackson.

I was feeling joy in knowing that back in the day,

all those artists gave to the greater good.

I was feeling peace, thinking back on simpler times we called the 80's.

I was feeling longsuffering because let's face it, that diamond studded glove can really make one suffer in pain wondering what's the point.

I was feeling gentleness as I explained for the 20th time how amazing was the phenomenon of We Are The World.

How can one not feel faith at the lyrics:

"As God has shown us, by turning loaf to bread."

Especially when the voice singing is Willie Nelson?

And now I am tired and don't want to think too hard of meekness or temperance.

But, I am sure that I could come up with something.

If I knew that I was going to have to defend my tears

in Sunday School next week.

Consider this a warning for ratting me out LG.


Katy Beth said...

I'm totally right there with you. In some instances emotions are a manifestation of what the Spirit is promting us of, whether good or bad. (Wow, that sounded deep!)Sorry, LG. But we women have to stick together.

Kay said...

All men know that women are the ones who are more sensitive to the spirit. :) Make no apologies for your tender feelings.

Donna said...

I didn't cry. But when I found out he died I totally remembered almost messing my pants the first time I saw the video Thriller when I was a kid.

crashomatic said...

I had a friend update his facebook page with:

"Just got word that Casper the Ghost has been molested this morning."

Alice Faye said...

Music-good music-touches my spirit just about more than anything else in my life. Tears are usually a big part of feeling that spirit.

ShEiLa said...

It is amazing when you think about how many lives he touched.