An Old-Fashioned Word

‘Cuz
LOVE’s such an
old-fashioned
word and love
dares you to
care for the
people on the
edge of the
night and love
dares you to
change your way of
caring a-
bout yourself
this is our
last chance
this is our
last dance
this is ourselves
UNDER PRESSURE

I enjoyed this song when it came out in the 80s. It had a really cool video. And the beat was (unfortunately) misappropriated by some rapper…

But in the last few years, I’ve listened to this song in the context of knowing Christ.

And it’s truly beautiful.

How many of us see people facing the terror of knowing what this world’s all about? Do we turn away from it all like a blind man? Keep coming up with love but it’s so slashed and torn.

Love the unloveable. The people on the edge of the night.

After all, we all have darkness within us. But the darkness cannot overcome the light that shines within us. And it is our responsibility to share that light with all of those around us.

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