Thinking Through What I’ve done

Watch: Linkin Park What I’ve done video

Courtesy: Youtube video posted by Atuted. 

WHAT I”VE DONE – By Linkin Parker 

In this farewell
There’s no blood
There’s no alibi
‘Cause I’ve drawn regret
From the truth
Of a thousand lies

So let mercy come
And wash away
What I’ve done

I’ll face myself
To cross out what i’ve become
Erase myself
And let go of what i’ve done

Put to rest
What you thought of me
While I clean this slate
With the hands of uncertainty

For what I’ve done
I start again
And whatever pain may come
Today this ends
I’m forgiving what I’ve done!!!

What I’ve done
Forgiving what I’ve done

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Discussion questions ( by Samuel Thambusamy)

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1) What is this song about? Do you like the video? why?

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2) Why does the video begin with images of a) Parched land , b) Scorpion c) Time d) Eagle? Does it mean anything? How is it connected with the song?

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3)

I’ll face myself
To cross out what i’ve become
Erase myself
And let go of what i’ve done

3. Why is it difficult to face yourself let alone forgive yourself? How can we cross out what we’ve become?

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So let mercy come
And wash away
What I’ve done

4) Where do we find mercy – so much to wash away all what we’ve done? In the movie Blood Diamond (2006) Danny Archer (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) asks the question: : ” would God ever forgive us for what we’ve done to each other?” Can we find God’s mercy? How?

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Put to rest
What you thought of me
While I clean this slate
With the hands of uncertainty

I’m forgiving what I’ve done
Forgiving what I’ve done

5) Does cleaning the slate with hands of uncertainity actually help to solve the problem? What would help us forgive ourselves and also seek a new beginning (concluding images) for new life?

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6) Jesus offers forgiveness as the means for new life. The cross is the symbol of God’s forgiveness that is offered to humanity. Can Jesus help us forgive ourselves and one another? Have you considered Jesus’ offer of forgiveness?

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