Make tomorrow today

Oh well, in a week where I have been informed my last post was the “gibbering of a limp-wristed idealist” I figure I might as well continue in that vein.  I’m damned anyway. 

Here’s one of my favourite songs, Peter Gabriel’s sublime “Make tomorrow today”.

Put on the dress in which you were married
Pull down the veil till your eyes are hid
Can you remember where we both came from
Let us do as we did

Look at tomorrow today
Making tomorrow today
Making tomorrow today
Making tomorrow today
Make tomorrow
Make tomorrow
Make tomorrow today
Make tomorrow
Make tomorrow
Make tomorrow today

Put back the photo under your window
Put down the phone that you hold in your hand
Put away these things that stand in between us
Let us be what we can
When it seems
Hopeless
When it seems
Hopeless

Make tomorrow
Make tomorrow
Make tomorrow today
Make tomorrow
Make tomorrow
Make tomorrow today
Make tomorrow
Make tomorrow
Make tomorrow today

What better measure of what you were doing here
Then what you can leave behind
All the children of your children’s children
Do you ever think what they’re going to find
Make tomorrow
Make tomorrow
Where the sacred meet the scared
Make tomorrow
Make tomorrow
Where the dreamer’s dream is dared

In each of us
A dream can burn like the sun
Let’s try it all one more time
To get this lesson learned

Sitting up in a spaceship
Looking down at the earth
You wonder what they all struggling for
What’s it all really worth
Making tomorrow today
Making tomorrow today
Make tomorrow
Make tomorrow

It’s the focus on the long-term in this song that so resonates with me.  It cuts against the grain of today’s world of knee-jerk reactions, short-sightedness driven by the latest opinion polls (that all stripes of government are guilty of) and vitriol directed towards those who see further. 

 “Where the sacred meets the scared”.  It sounds like Kingdom living to me.

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