Merry Christmas – The Show Goes On :-)

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The Devil can mess with you on your holiday – especially the greatest times of the year. You will be attacked if you are a soldier. So I thank Mr. Lupe Fiasco for releasing his video for his comrades on Christmas Day!

I know holidays can be a reminder of a void in your life. I know what that feels like. I know how you feel most misunderstood during the day when everyone celebrates. I know deep loneliness. I know dark reminders in the midst of lights. I know. And I feel. I know you are uncertain of the days ahead. I know you wonder what Christmas is and what in the world the birth of a Jew has to do with you.

I know the feeling when others respond with laughs to the thing that tears at your soul. I know the feeling of being in prison – I know the feeling of living so ahead of your time that people who walk by your side get completely lost. I know circumstances where you feel there is no end or answer – that’s why I wrote a song called “Blueprint.” The thing you have to realize is that the show truly goes on – the concert will still happen – the curtains will still rise – and you must perform – whether ineffectively or proficiently – you must perform.

This video means the world to me because there is no feeling like when you are backstage and the sound guy comes to get you – and you follow him – it’s the longest walk of your life to the stage – you are completely light-headed – your stomach is inside-out – but you are fully confident and certain. Words cannot describe that feeling. God Bless you all on this beautiful, Christmas day – God loves you – and that’s really all there is to it. Peace, and much love to you – Merry Merry Christmas – John Baptist!

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