White Flag Flies #IamVincent

by | Jun 30, 2016 | Formation, Reflections

Army of Me’s “White Flag Flies” is a haunting lyric and melody.

It’s takes a soldier
To live with the strife
It takes a hero
To lay down his life
It looks like a graveyard
But darling it’s ripe
So let’s change the world now
We’ll set it on fire

Reflection and challenge:

The scriptures have called the Christian life a battle. Sometimes St. Paul called it a race. Sometimes it feels like a struggle. Take a pause in battle and reflect.

  • How deep is your commitment to the mission?
  • How deep is your commitment to those with whom you serve
  • How deep is your commitment to yourself?

Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. twitter icon @fatherratgmail facebook icon Aidan R Rooney

White Flag Flies

It takes patience
Waiting his turn
No guarantees now
His stomach can burn
His dreams cost more
Than he even owns
Shorter on grace now
The heaviest bones

But when the white flag flies
That’s when the anguish dies
That’s when the battle cries
Are fading away
And when there’s peace at night
That’s when your house gets quiet
That’s when your heart can sigh
And be filled again
When the white flag flies

The road curves up
Around the bend
Another turn now
It’s never the end
We’re always travelling
But what is the goal
And it’s nighttime
Inside his soul

But when the white flag flies
That’s when the anguish dies
That’s when the battle cries
Are fading away
And when there’s peace at night
That’s when your house gets quiet
That’s when your heart can sigh
And be filled again
When the white flag flies

Well sometimes it’s clean
And sometimes it’s dust
Sometimes your heart
Is covered in rust
His arms reach up
He’s asking for more
A little closer
Each time he’s born

It’s takes a soldier
To live with the strife
It takes a hero
To lay down his life
It looks like a graveyard
But darling it’s ripe
So let’s change the world now
We’ll set it on fire

‘Cause when the white flag flies
That’s when the anguish dies
That’s when the battle cries
Are fading away
And when there’s peace at night
That’s when your house gets quiet
That’s when your heart can sigh
And be filled again
When the white flag flies

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