Thursday, 10 April 2008

Wanted- Manly Man

I want a man like this!

Extracts from 'Manly man' by Bradley Hathaway

Like David I want to be a man after God's own heart.
I'm not there yet, but I'm past the start.

And when people talk
I try to listen a spirit of compassion
That's my vision.
Surely I am a Manly Man
I want to be loved
and have love and give Love.
(and not just that romantic kind either)

Although I am looking for that beauty
Not helpless But wants to be rescued.
The Damsel in distress

I will fight for her.

Climb the highest tower for her

Love her.

Share with her.

Delight in her.

Be her warrior.

Her protector.

She will be my crown
and I will be hers.

My Masculinity will be passed down
and affirmed to my sons.

Each of my daughters will know they are lovely
and deserving of authentic romance.

Society tells me all day long

That I have defined manhood completely wrong.

But you ask any honest man and he will agree
You ask any honest woman and she too will see

That I am a Manly Man!

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Belfasts Motto

So today I joined a choir thats coming together especially for the Centenary celebrations at Queens. And we are singing the most beautiful newly written song about Belfast, Queens and just general lovely stuff. One of the *composers notes* on the music says;

"Pro tanto quid retribuamus" which translates as "In return for so much, what will we give back?"

I was just thinking about that for ages, and how God is making the most amazing things happen in Belfast. For all that he has given us in this beautiful and wonderful city which i am so passionate about, what will I give back?
How can I ever give something back to a city which I have fallen in love with, which my heart has broken for? For a city so broken and divided but yet so full of hope? There's hope written on the walls, on the pavements and in our hearts.

What can I do but whisper that hope? Whisper into the darkness and try to find the light hidden there