In the Beginning Was the Word
Yesterday, I listened to my dear friend, Katina Walton, speak about her new book, She Speaks: An Anthology of Poetry. She quoted John 1:1 which says, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Wow, that made me think about the power of spoken word in a totally new way! After all, God said let there be light and there was light (Genesis 1:3). Psalm 33:6 says that The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born. So eagerly searching YouTube to get my spoken word fix, I ran across a clip of Justin Reilly (had no clue of who he was before now) performing his poem “Shooting Star” at a venue in Atlanta. Ok, I don’t agree with everything he says but I must admit, the guy has a nice flow and he makes some good points. And most importantly, he’s using his words to make a difference.
Click on the news article below to read about this poet and how he uses his talent, notoriety and love of spoken word to make positive change. He says that talking about what’s going on in the world and actually living in a way that is helpful to the world is sometimes a balancing act. I agree so strengthen those calf muscles and get to stepping! We can’t just talk, we must act!
Shooting Straight by Justin Reilly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKK91XiWHf8