Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunday Song: "Man In The Mirror" by Michael Jackson

Art Credit -- Mirror Ball by M.C. Escher

So I heard this story today at church and I liked it so much, I decided to share it. Sorry if it's not as well-told as the priest told it, but I'm keeping it simple here. ..

There is a knight and he is traveling with his horse when all of the sudden the horse stops and almost knocks the knight off his back.

"Why on earth are you stopping, horse?" says the knight.

"Because there's a little bird on the ground lying on his back with his feet in the air and I didn't want to hurt him," said the horse.

"A bird? You almost killed me because of a bird?" says the knight.

(Turning to the bird) "Bird, why are you lying on your back like that with your feet up in the air?" said the knight.

"Because the sky is going to fall and I want to save everyone."

"You think lying here in the middle of the road with your feet in the
air is going to make a difference?" says the knight.

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot stop the sky from falling, but I can do something. I can try."


The moral of this story is so true. You may only be one person, but you can make a difference in this world, whether it's through helping others, donating money to those in need when you can or just taking care of our earth's resources. All you have to do is start at the most elementary place -- within yourself.

This whole principle reminds me of one of Michael Jackson's most powerful hits -- "Man in the Mirror," hence why I chose it as my Sunday Song. Great lyrics, great beat.
"I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer...
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change."

1 comment:

Estrella10 said...

That story from church is so in line with your thoughts on life -- I love it!