The Rev. Casey dunsworth

serves as Associate Campus Pastor to the Belfry, the Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry to UC Davis

and as Program Director for LEVN, the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network.

"Don't Listen to a Word You've Heard," Justin and Phil Nozuka.

Close your ears and open your eyes; listen to what you see. You are blind to what you hear. Listen to what you see; do not fear the words beneath. Reach for the roots beneath the trees; listen to the words you seek. Don’t listen to a word they say. Don’t listen to a word you’ve heard. People are people – we live for our own – live how you think, not by what you’ve been told.

The flag waves up above you for liberty and freedom and fighting for your nation, killing wives, daughters, husbands, sons, and you’re told that you’re being attacked by terrorist invasions but over and over again it is you who points the gun.

If you close your eyes right now, try to seek a vision you can listen to – a vision of collisions of what you know is true. You can do what you pursue only if you try to open your eyes and listen to the visions colliding with collisions – collisions on a mission – risen from what you’ve listened to.

Don’t listen to a word you’ve heard.

How can I keep from singing?