Arlo Guthrie spins a tail about the age old differences between parents and children and especially the gulf between parents who grew up in the 60s and their children. Check out this great song, Oh Mom.
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me,
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind, but now I see.
Only the most calloused heart can hear these words sung to those familiar chords and not be thankful for the Hand that extends the grace necessary to pluck the sinking from the waves that threaten at any moment to permanently take them under. When Jesus announced his ministry to those enslaved by the burdens of the law, He gave meaning to the “good news”;
The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. (Luke 4:17-18)
As Arlo says here, “we can’t be afraid to turn around…and do the right thing.”