Like a poorly drawn tattoo,
The past stays present,
If only I had the time or the money to get rid of it or to have it covered up forever.
God bless those who actively seek to hurt others,
For the hurt and damages they do will be there’s to carry.
I free you, for while you think of how else to hurt me, I will have moved on and not offered you a single thought more.
Let’s make it so that when you are the most tired and are about to sit down, then that is time you are called upon to do something. Yes, the story of my life.
(Please read the whole thing through if you do wish to message me about my opinion regarding this very sensitive topic. This is the kind of post where one sentence can easily be taken out of context if you haven’t read the whole thing. Thank you, and God bless.)
Though this post may be considered way overdue considering how long this song has been out there since its initial release, I’ve been given enough times to hear it on the radio to really contemplate it, consider it, and wrestle with it, especially in the context of my own Catholic faith.
While “Same Love” raises many a question regarding the Church’s treatment of homosexual persons as well as its stance regarding same-sex marriage, I find myself wanting to commend Macklemore aND RYAN LEWIS (poor guy keeps getting overshadowed) for releasing something so honest, so genuine, and so thought-provoking - because at the end of the day, it’s media like this that really prompts individuals who are seeking an objective Truth, to find it.. I mean, at the very least, it can help lead society astray from the usual mindless “I LUH BAD, BAD, THASS MA THASS MA PRAHLUM” (censored) crap that finds its way onto the Billboard Top 40, and for once, force us to think critically about the messages being presented within a song.
..Much in the same way that “Same Love” forced me, a devout, practicing, Catholic teenager, to question in prayer, how to feel about an issue as sensitive as homosexuality, when I myself, am not.
Wow! So very well ssid!
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. (Isaiah 46:4)