We all have someone that digs at us…

“At least we dig each other…”  You know that tune?  I do.  It is one of my very favorites.  I love Incubus and have for a number of years.  My brother was listening to this stuff, and it rubbed onto me big time.  I’m not sure why, but I’m drawn to music for rhythm and lyrics equally.  Sure, I can identify a catchy tune that makes my toe tap void of prompt, and I love the lyrics of a ballad that moves me, but when you combine both, you’ve got my full and undivided attention.

I gravitate towards seeing the full emotional value and virtue in every song that grabs me.  I believe it’s the least I can do for a song writer and those who performed the works.  In the case of “Dig” by the band Incubus, I fell in love instantly.  I learned the lyrics and found what appears to be a simple message contained within…

Have you ever had a weakness?  Have you asked forgiveness from someone you’ve wronged?  Has someone asked that of you?  Did you “dig” through the worst of them to reveal and uncover the best of them?  Have you had a sickness that cleverly attaches and multiplies no matter how hard you tried to resist?  What about a promise from your spouse, friend, sibling, or another caring person to uncover you when the worst version of yourself shows up?

We all have a weakness
But some of ours are easy to identify.
Look me in the eye
And ask for forgiveness
We’ll make a pact to never speak that word again.
Yes, you are my friend.

We all have something that digs at us
At least we dig each other.
So when weakness turns my ego up
I know you’ll count on the me from yesterday.

If I turn into another
Dig me up from under what is covering
The better part of me.
Sing this song
Remind me that we’ll always have each other
When everything else is gone.

We all have a sickness
That cleverly attaches and multiplies
No matter how we try.

We all have someone that digs at us
At least we dig each other.
So when sickness turns my ego up
I know you’ll act as a clever medicine.

If I turn into another
Dig me up from under what is covering
The better part of me.
Sing this song
Remind me that we’ll always have each other
When everything else is gone.
Oh, each other
When everything else is gone

Ohh…  Oh, oh, oh, oh

If I turn into another
Dig me up from under what is covering
The better part of me.
Sing this song
Remind me that we’ll always have each other
When everything else is gone.
Oh, each other
When everything else is gone.
Ohhh, each other
When everything else is gone.

Think on this bit of scripture:

James 2:14-17 – What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?  If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?  Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.

We’re here for simple purposes friends.  We really are.  Where is the virtue in your faith or mine if we don’t share it?  We have friends that we know need the help.  Don’t ignore it.  Resist the ease of figuring somebody else will tend to those needs, especially when you are staring right at it.  Don’t allow yourself to be dulled to the human spirit within us all.  Your instincts are precious, so act on them.  This is a fantastic passage in James.  I love it.  Play this video and read the lyrics.  They’re saying quite simply we need to “dig” and uncover the best in one another.  Provide ‘works’ alongside your faith!

 

Salt and light…  Be salt and light  my friends.

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