Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Man of Integrity

What a classy guy.  What a class act.  What a beautiful performance.
I was so impressed with Jacob Lusk last night on American Idol.  I appreciate that he took responsibility for his song choice, desiring that the message of his song be one that he could stand behind.  How often do artists even pause to consider what message they are sending out?  I know the Idol Contestants are constantly being advised to sing from their hearts, to connect to the message of the song, and last  night, this courageous young man had the guts to make his decision based upon the meaning of the lyrics.

I don't know if his choice will be the highest vote-getter.  I don't know if America is ready to reward someone for their convictions.  But I don't think that really matters here.  What matters is when he looks in the mirror, will he like what he sees?  Will he know that he has been true to himself and to his standards?

What a great example to the millions of viewers that watched as someone had the courage to be the change he wanted to see.  I believe that the man Jacob will see, as he looks in the mirror every morning, whether he is the next American Idol or not, is indeed a man of integrity.  These are the kind of men we need to change the world.


Kim said...

I missed the first several performances ~ I'll have to check this out.

I'm glad to see people willing to stand up for what they believe in, especially in a venue where it would be easy to hide behind what's popular!

Laura said...

I agree with Kim!

I love seeing young people stand up for what they believe in.

neffie said...

I obviously didn't see it, but after reading this I want to! I'll have to see if I can hunt down a clip that isn't region-coded. :-)

And I also love when people stand for their convictions, I draw strength from that for myself. :-)

Hmmm... I wonder if I have too many smiley faces in this post?