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"Jesus, Are You Real"- Mason Jennings

Because of it being Sunday, I decided to pick this song, which is about a crisis of faith most people with any spiritual direction end up having. I don't think of it as a very religious song; rather I just think of it as a philosophical question, materialized by the figure of "Jesus." You believe what you want and so will I; I have no patience for the people that push their viewpoints on anyone in any sort of fashion, be it from diets to technology to books to read. 


So get down to it, I do believe in a higher power of an abstract form. I wouldn't call myself religious as I would spiritual. I try to attend this church run by monks I found once a week and there I sort of just meditate. A lot has happened this past year and I find some degree of solace there. 


and all night long
i sat with you
in a darkened hospital room
and nurses checked in by the hour
I was made aware of a higher power
and how this fragile life we live
is not ours to keep but ours to give
what in the world am i going to do
if anything should happen to you



I'm somewhat certain Mr. Jennings wrote this song after a close call with his wife. So those two last lines have a special reverence and it's like, fuck. What would I do if something happened to this other person? And what kind of spiritual higher entity would let anything terrible happen to anyone?

When people tell me they believe in nothing, I do not fault them.


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