Our National Anthem

It’s ours.  It belongs to all of us.  It’s our heritage, our birthright, our privilege to sing and our privilege to feel all warm and fuzzy when we do.

It’s not yours.  It’s not mine.  It’s ours.  If you are chosen to sing the national anthem before a crowd anywhere, keep in mind that you have only been given a microphone.

You have not been given the national anthem.  That is still ours.

The only reason you have a microphone in your hand is because someone, somehow thought that it would be nice to follow your leadership in singing the song.  Your job is to sing it in such a way that the people in the crowd can sing with you.

We already presume that you’re a good singer by virtue of the fact that you’re holding the microphone.  You don’t have to prove it.  In fact, the harder you work to prove it, the more I suspect that something’s amiss.

The question is, are you a good leader?  Can you sing a song in such a way that makes me want to sing with you?

Performance is one thing.  Leading people to sing a song is another thing altogether.

Advertisements

0 Responses to “Our National Anthem”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




Tweet, tweet….

Recent Comments

Jason on Reliving, part 2
Jakob Aas Thomas 10t… on The Smartboard
Tina R. Cruz on Reliving, part 2
sally on Reliving, part 2
Tim Jones on Rob Bell, Heaven and Hell
November 2012
M T W T F S S
« Aug   Sep »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

%d bloggers like this: