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Monday, October 31, 2016

Heathens for Halloween

Happy Halloween, everybody!

Since this is Halloween, I thought I'd write about a cool song that came out in the summer and has been on my fall playlist for a while since my graduation from university. That song would be "Heathens" by Twenty One Pilots; this is also the lead single from the Suicide Squad soundtrack, and it perfectly fits with the spookiness that we're used to in October... especially on Halloween. However, that's not the only thing I like about the song.

The song has a lot of imagery in it when you think the lyrics over, and I find that it parallels a lot with how I see my life right now. Most of my friends and co-workers are not Christians, so the word "heathens", a term originally used to describe such people, would apply to them; however, society has also included criminals and "weird people" to fit in this category. But what I find relatable is that if I didn't have Jesus in my life, then I may have been a heathen in his eyes, but he chose to see me as a child of God, and loves us with open arms as we repent and turn to him, making us into new creations.

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,
the new creation has come:
The old has gone, the new is here!"
-2 Corinthians 5:17

Another thing about the idea of being a heathen is that many people won't accept what you say if there isn't something to bond over, such as knowing the same people. But we can also be open and loving to all people just as Jesus does. We can love the homeless, give to the poor, even show compassion to friends who have yet to meet Jesus. And we can also do this by not being so quick to judge somebody before hearing their story.

If you have yet to hear this song, then you should check it out. The band members are Christians, though they are not classified as a Christian act, but their music is designed to be relatable and make you think. That's what I like about their music, and the song. Have a happy Halloween, and may God bless you.