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Bread for You

This morning I woke up with an old song in my head
ďBread for youĒ
It was Duet Hopeís first album and title track
From back in 1980
Iím not sure why, but I had to listen to it again

Perhaps it was because they came from the same town I was from
Maybe it was because I was only eight years old when I first saw them
Or maybe because during those years of civil war
Their songs spoke of brotherhood and humanity
They didnít sound like Christian songs

Jonathan and Caleb -
They spoke my same dialect and we had the same accents
But Jonathanís enunciation of the Castilian Spanish within the songs
And their flamenco style guitars was something refreshing
Their lyrics and overall message
Was to spread love and kindness
Especially when it came to the poor

I ran into them some ten years later
They were popular as ever
Playing in bigger churches and venues
And yet they were still humble

It made me think of the teachings of Christ
What showing love and feeding the hungry really means
And how these two brothers from a small town in a war-torn country
Came out spreading the gospel

It was some years ago when I heard Jonathan passed away from leukemia
His brother Caleb continues to tour

It makes me think about fighting the good fight
Being kind to others
Bringing hope
Author's Note
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