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Monday, January 29, 2007

Madonna Live To Tell NBC

I am a HUGE Madonna fan. Always have been. Always will be.

Yes, I am a self-avowed, practicing and unrepentant fan of Madonna.

Yes, this is a controversial performance, but the real controversy is in the stories it tells, for these are the real lives which hang on modern, cultural crosses of our own making.

These are the tales that need to be told - as well as the modern stories of our participation in the ever-unfolding divine drama of salvation.

Take 10 minutes and experience the controversies of our modern lives of faith.

Then, take 10 more minutes and think about the tales you need to tell.

Or, perhaps, the tales you need to hear and see and know.

And, then, consider the salvific, forgiving, redemptive work you are called to do.

Today. In your lifetime. In the shadow of the cross. In the hope of salvation.


Bill said...

Ok, first impression – WOW. Absolutely wonderful, mesmerizing, and powerful.
It may be too powerful and too controversial for some. They may not be able to get past the imagery to see the message. But that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t try. There is a lot of pain in the world and putting our collective heads under the sand will not negate that fact. I also happen to be a Madonna fan. I love the image of her on the cross. The image of the crucifixion is so strong to Christian and non-Christian alike that it snaps your head back as you watch. The trick here will be for people to close their mouths and stop being appalled for a minute or two and just listen to the message. The message is love, understanding and taking action, not the desecration of an icon.

Ann said...

Thanks for sharing this. I think it would make a good piece for Theological Reflection in EfM.

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Well, if you like this, scroll down to the PINK video DEAR MR. PRESIDENT.