John Legend has released the video for his new faith-inspired song and it poses an ever important question. In a world that is plagued by injustice, what can the Church do beyond preaching he asked? Do we have a responsibility beyond the pulpit and our prayer closets?
Before the release of the video, Legend explained on Instagram the song was inspired by his upbringing in church. “I grew up in the church and one of the things we talked about was loving our neighbors as we love ourselves,” he explained. “My preacher told me that our neighbor wasn’t just the person that lives next door to you but other people whom you might not even know.”
In the Chorus of the song, John asks " I can't sit and hope, I Can't just sit and pray, that I can find a love, when All I see is pain. Falling to my knees, And though I do believe, I can't just preach, baby, preach (Woah oh oh oh oh ohhhh), I can't just preach, baby, preach "
The question this song asks of us is, Can we do more? Should we do more?
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