"world on fire"

World on Fire - Sarah Mclachlan

"The worlds on fire its more then I can handle
Ill tap into the water try and bring my share
Try to bring more, more then I can handle
Bring it to the table Bring what I am able

Hearts are worn in these dark ages
Youre not alone in these stories pages
The light has fallen amongst the living and the dying
And Ill try to hold it in Yeah Ill try to hold it in


I watch the heavens but I find no calling
Something I can do to change whats coming
Stay close to me while the skys falling
I dont wanna be left alone dont wanna be alone


Hearts break hearts mend
love still hurts
Visions clash planes crash
still theres talk of
saving souls still colds closing in on us

We part the veil on our killer sun
Stray from the straight line on this short run
The more we take the less we become
The fortune of one man means less for some"

sometimes i feel like there is so little i can do - so helpless and so little in this big world that is on a serious path of self destruction ...
and i find that the more things get bad, the more we tend to think of ourselves and how we are going to survive (even though there are so many people who have it worse than us)
mainly of couse i am speaking for myself - but i guess it is because i feel that i can at least fix my problems - but when i look elsewhere i feel so utterly helpless and small compared to the huge problems that are emcompassing the world as a whole --- but really i'm not the one in control, and every little bit helps right... but mainly we as the richer and more self sustaining countries need to help our fellow humans through the rough times ahead (and upon them) ... to take things a little further means putting these peoples lives ahead of our our securties and comforts ahead of our own .... saying we are going to do something about poverty (or of the other problems for that matter) and actually doing something about it are two very very different things... "we part the veil on our killer sun. stray from the straight path on this short run. the more we take the less we become The fortune of one man means less for some" - sarah mclachlan (world on fire)...
we too often make the mistake of thinking we deserve better "obviously" because we were born in the "better" country... and think that we are more important... but we are sadly mistaken, and so many peeple are paying the price so we can live the way we do... it is really sad sometimes to think about how i live and what/who it costs for me to live like this... but really how much AM i willing to give up - how uncomfortable am I willing to live for the sake of these other people whom i don't even know... when it all comes down to it - am I willing to "take ahold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me"? am i really willing to put other's needs (of whom i don't even know) ahead of my own?
i'd like to believe i would - but i can't even imagine it on my own strength - because the more i look to myself to do things like that the more selfish i get - i guess i need to look to my guide and rabbi and have him give me the strength to do his will and not my own! and hope that when he asks - i don't shut him out...


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