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12 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 7 ....... .i#t.    i,{;; i A new perspective on flying Innocent Bystander, Jumpin' Cat Music, For example do you avoid Scribbling C-Ment Songs (ASCAP) disappointments lead you to negative s By CHARLIE MARTIN Do you respect your gift of life by Catholic News Service GIVEN TO FLY Could have tuned in, tuned in,/But he tuned out./Bad times/Alone in the corridor/Waiting, locked out./He got up outta here/Ran for hundreds of miles/Made it to the ocean/Had a smoke in a tree/The wind rose up/Set him down on his knee./Wave came crashing/Like a fist to the jaw/Delivered him wings./"Hey, look at me now.'/Arms wide open/With the sea as his floor/Oh, he's flying./Whole./Floated back down/'Cause he wanted to share/The key to the locks/On the chains he saw/Everywhere./First he was stripped/Then he was stabbed/By faceless men, well/He still stands/And he still gives his love./He just gives it away/And the love he receives/Is the love that is saved./And sometimes is seen]A strange spot in the sky/A human being/That was given to fly. Written by Ed Vedder/Mike McCready Sung by Pearl Jam Copyright (c) 1998 by Sony Music Entertainment Inc. Copyright (c) 1997 by White Treatage Music, The sign said: "Store opens at 12:01 a.m. Be among the first to get your copy of 'Yield."' I don't know if there was a mad rush, but I do recognize that Pearl Jam is immensely popular. Off their new CD "Yield" is the current chart hit "Given to Fly." The lyrics remind me of the life of Jesus. Jesus wanted to "share the key to the locks on the chains" to human existence. He wanted to free us to live in a new and different way. Jesus, crucified rather than "stabbed," was "stripped... by faceless men." Through his resurrection, metaphorically, Jesus is someone who "was given to fly." I am not aware of any Christian slant in Pearl Jam's music, so perhaps these comments are reading too much into the lyrics. However, it does not violate the song to allow it to speak to us about our beliefs. How do our beliefs enable us to be people "given to fly"? Teens have many opportunities to show that their beliefs influence their choices and behavior. Let's extend the song's "flying" metaphor to every- day teen life. Do you fly toward choices that demonstrate respect? First and foremost, do you respect and appreciate yourself? to use alcohol and other drugs? drive, do you respect the powe use it responsibly? Do you fly away from gossiping  Putting others down behind their Sometimes your peers will do this in Do you have the integrit) versations or even to. defend the maligned? Do you fly toward chances to tians keep their awareness up. Tt someone among their peers mics. They reach out to a new or her to feel connected to a new school, on school projects especially those helping others in the community. Such erous with their time and enthusiasm. These are just a few examples from too. that extend the concept behind tt "Given to Fly." Indeed, to be ent. It is to dare to believe that giving darltly and often allows your spirit Your comments are always Charlie Martin, 7125 W 200S, THE CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN NEW YORK (CNS) -- The fol- lowing are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the U.S. Catholic Conference (USCC) Office for Film and Broadcasting. Ratings are also given by the Motion Iiicture Association of America (MPAA). i BUILDING SAVINGS BANK, FSB 200 E, Van Trees St., Washington 500 Main St., Petersburg "Barney's Great Adventure: The Movie" (Polygram) Syrupy children's tale in which the purple TV dinosaur befriends three children as they follow a magical egg through a parade, into a circus and along- side a gathering of hot air bal- loons as the children are able to takeflight by using their imag- ination. Director Steve Corner's colorful musical numbers may amuse preschoolers, but the movie's hokey staging and fre- quent overacting will not be appreciated by their elders. The USCC classification is A-I general patronage. The MPAA rating is G -- general audiences. MUENSTERMAN'S FIRESTONE SERVICE, INC. 14oo w. Franklin Evansville, IN 424-5000 "Eden" (Legacy) Poignant drama in which a young mother (Joanna Going) afflicted with multiple sclerosis slips into a lingering coma while her patronizing husband (Dylan Walsh) and one of his students (Sean Patrick Flanery) who cares deeply about her clash over her treatment. Although muddled by a sub- plot involving the woman's belief in astral projection, writer-director Howard Gold- berg's sensitive story empha- sizes the personal growth of the three characters as they come to terms with life-and-death choic- es. Fleeting substance abuse, occasional profanity and some rough language. The USCC classification is A-III -- adults. The MPAA rating is R restricted. "The Spanish Prisoner" (Sony Classics) An invention worth a vast fortune sets in deadly motion an industrial espionage tale in which the inventor (Campbell Scott) is caught between his sus- picious boss (Ben Gazzara) and a mysterious acquaintance (Steve Martin) whose helpful advice may get the inventor Fo ' Delicious Easter "re as...depend on the 0000a,nut Ban00 Bakery? Every item made from scratch and baked fresh daily. Perfect for school and office parties or a special treat for your family Decorated Butter Cookies Miniature Bunny Cakes Easter Egg Cakes b:.:, Cup Cakes DECORATED CAKES "Quality Comes First" NORTH WEST CENTRAL SOUTH EAST framed for director David a devilishly far-fetched to thoroughlj unexpecto lence and endo. "I he 1 A-Ill  adults. ing is PG suggested. ) ;i St. ! einrad, knoWS h parish rn are. knoW hOW ministers be enriC profeSS That'S offer our SessiOn ee An quality is now conven can Masters ministrY, S.t1Ol O| ltology, l. 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