Motivational speaker and author Tamara Lowe from Christ Fellowship has hit a spiritual nerve, in a good way. Her motivational rap, popularly dubbed "one-minute homily", bashed TV pop culture in favor of the "real superstar" Jesus Christ, and people apparently found it inspiring enough to share it around. This Youtube video alone (and there are other versions of it) has gotten 2.7 million views as of this posting.
Here's the lyrics:
To be a survivor in this amazing race with a need for speed, you need God's grace.
And if you're desperate like Housewives, watching Days of Our Lives, you can't cope without hope and that's not on a soap.
If you're looking to Oprah or Dr.Phil, you can shop non-stop or pop a pill.
But the void won't fill and the pain won't kill, till you love the One that hung on the hill.
Kickin' back in your Lazy-Boy easychair watchin' "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"
Naw, you're not gonna find it there.
No Amercian Idol or counsel tribal has a final answer that'll satisfy ya'.
CSI ain't got a clue. SVU don't know what to do. Not the ER or the OC.
Nothin' on a CD, TV, DVD, or MP3, can you save you and me.
CNN's got no good news, here's a headline: You must choose.
It's not a simple life, Paris Hilton. It's treading on thin ice, livin' in sin.
You can be an apprentice for Donald Trump or eat Fear Factor fast food from a dump.
You can be a heavy hitter, a Wheel of Fortune winner, a Fox News no spin spinner, or a flat out sinner.
But you better check this life that you're livin' and make sure your sins are forgiven.
I bet you 50 Cent, Elvis done came and went, and eventually every Black-eyed Pea, Gwen Stefani, P-Diddy, and Britney, every wannabe on MTV with their icy bling, every Dixie Chick that sings (snap back) they all gonna see the King of kings.
I don't care if you're J-Lo, or Leno, or Bono.
One thing you gotta know, someday you gonna die, Bro. Then where you gonna go?
Hey, I'm not talkin' some punk junk that's irrelevant like you grandma's church from way back when.
It's not some preacher feature on TBN that you need to be liking or listening.
The real superstar is Jesus Christ.
He's the way, He's the truth and the life.
One day He's gonna split the sky.
He's the brightest light and the highest high.
So what I came to say and what I'm tellin' ya', is don't buy that stupid stuff they be sellin' ya'.
It's all designed to fill your head and waste your space until you're dead.
Here's the bottom line of my rhyme: Give your life to God while there's still time.