Sunday, July 12, 2015

Words of Wisdom from an Unexpected Citizen

This video is very easy to laugh at. In fact, I could not stop myself from chuckling through most of it. I watched it three times in a row and delighted in it each time, but that wasn't because it made me smile. I watched it over and over again because Matthew Silver is speaking truth. Matthew is a street actor. He aspires to allow his art to bring love into the world. Of course, his conduit is entertainment and he knows that the world requires that you have money to survive, so he does look at his performances as his job. However, I do believe he is doing more here than making people laugh.

While watching this clip, I could not help but imagine what Jesus might have sounded like when he preached in public. I think we like to imagine that he was very eloquent and socially adept, but what if he presented his message like Matthew? I know that I heard the Word in his answers, even between the fart noises and the chicken bacock. Then again, I did work in middle school youth ministry for 7 years, so I might just have an ear for it. 

It is a continual joy to discover how the Spirit uses the most unlikely characters to deliver a message of hope and love. Watch for yourself and decide if you can hear the profound wrapped up in the ridiculous.

What is the meaning of life?
To live and to live in the mystery and to find purpose and to live in the now. Magic Now!

What is your most adventurous memory?
This. I remember this. This is an adventure. This is the memory.

What advice do you have for younger generations?
Live in the moment. Don’t get old. Don’t judge people because you can’t be free if you judge people. Love NOW! Create! Inspire!

How do you define freedom?
By doing what you love.

What do you love?
THIS. The moment. Love now. It repeats.

What other advice do you have for us?
That you’re already doing, you are always doing what is in your heart. You can’t get away from your heart because life is a paradox, it’s a mirror of confusion so, love now!

Who do you love?

I love all of you!

Love now. Enough Said. 

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