[Allan Houston-Blog] Me and Michael Jackson take time to teach. You’ll like this one!
Published on July 19, 2010
My son loves Michael Jackson, but something was disturbing him and he couldn’t figure out why. He said he wanted to take the song ‘Dangerous’ off his Nintendo DS. I asked why. He said he looked at the lyrics on www.lyrics007.com, and the lyrics seemed ‘inappropriate’. When he showed me, I understood why he was in turmoil over one of his favorite artists’ inner conflict in the song.
My job was to explain to my son why there was nothing ‘wrong’ with the lyrics; and what was right about him coming to me and getting clarification. I immediately was so thankful because I realized this was a very important teaching opportunity on many levels.
1. we as fathers and/or mentors HAVE to be able to be real with our kids: especially on the object of sexuality. We can’t run from this, because they’ll find out one way or another.
2. we can’t give them just ANY answers to real questions and issues…..WE HAVE TO GIVE THEM TRUTH. I believe truth comes from the WORD OF GOD.
What’s so cool about this moment is that evidently MJ did too!
Michael Jackson’s lyrics from the song “Dangerous” :
And then it happened
She touched me
For the lips of A strange woman
Drop as a honeycomb
And her mouth was Smoother than oil
But her inner spirit and words
Were as sharp as A two-edged sword
But I loved it ‘Cause it’s dangerous
Compare them to Proverbs 5:3-4
‘For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword.
I always tell my kids..don’t just sing songs because everyone else is singing them…. go see what they’re saying in the songs so you know what you’re saying!
We gotta be careful with what we’re saying, and putting in our hearts Lets teach’em how to change the world!
I see how Michael Jackson’s legacy will never die.
Written by Allan Houston.