Jesus welcomed the beggars and bums, the demon-possessed and money-obsessed, the bourgeois and aristocrats, terrorists and tyrants, prostitutes and their pimps, racists and their parties, the lepers and the lame, murderers and prisoners, the Greeks, Samaritans, and Roman officials, children and the women and the elderly, snot-nosed tax collectors, religious zealots, the grieving and the dancing, the stubborn and the sick, and the far-off foreigner. He welcomes the unlikely and not just the ones we like, but those like you and like me.
I’m all about accountability too—but I always want to err on the side of compassion. If I elevate issues over people, I’m as lost as I was before I met Jesus. I want to be where he is. I want to be about what he’s about, and who. — J.S.
Stay with me a little longer.
Taehyung x Foreign!Reader
*NOTE: I do not speak Korean, so this sentence (in the story) is (most definitely) misspelled, or the grammar is incorrect. I apologize. :)
Word count: 1850
Summary: A foreigner gets the chance to travel to Seoul with school, but after the foreigner got lost, they didn’t realize they were about to meet with their soulmate.
You woke up and looked out the airplane window, ‘’How long until we get to Seoul?’’ You asked your classmate. ‘’Not too long, we’re almost going to board, I think,’’ she said, not looking up from her phone. She was listening to Korean bands, she said she could ‘learn Korean in a matter of days’ because of it. You didn’t believe a word she said.
It didn’t happen to everyone that they had a trip to Seoul, fully paid, with school. Just 5 people were allowed to go, minus the teachers, so this was insane to you. You closed your eyes yet again, falling asleep in a matter of minutes.
On this day in music history: July 2, 1981 - “4” (aka “Foreigner 4”), the fourth studio album by Foreigner is released. Produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Mick Jones, it is recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City from February - May 1981. Coming two years after the hard rocking “Head Games” album, the Anglo American rock band continue to move in that musical vein, balancing it out with more pop oriented material. Originally titled “Silent Partners”, the title is changed before the albums release. The project also features guest musicians such as keyboardist Thomas Dolby (“She Blinded Me With Science”) and saxophonist Jr. Walker (“Shotgun”, “What Does It Take To Win Your Love”). It spins off four singles including “Urgent” (#4 Pop), “Waiting For A Girl Like You” (#2 Pop for 10 weeks) and “Juke Box Hero” (#26 Pop). The albums cover art of a film head leader designed by Bob Defrin is used after the original artwork designed by Hipngosis (Storm Thorgerson) is rejected after the title change. Defrin’s design is also used for the US single picture sleeves with each one being distinguished with slight alterations to the background, and by their release order with the numbers “1” through “4” on the front. The album is remastered and reissued on CD in 2001, with two additional bonus tracks included.
Along with the original stereo mix, “4” is also remixed into Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, and issued as a separate DVD-A disc.
It is also reissued as a hybrid SACD and vinyl LP by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab in 2013. Both Rhino Records and Music On Vinyl reissue the title as a 180 gram vinyl LP in 2013 and 2015 respectively. Another limited edition LP pressed on red vinyl is issued by Rhino Records as part of their “Rocktober” reissue series in October of 2016. “4” spends ten weeks at number one on the Billboard Top 200 (non-consecutive), and is certified 6x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
“Why alien? Why do you make a distinction between foreigners and countrymen? To me all men are brothers whether they are Russians or Mexicans, Americans or Chinese.” - Leo Tolstoy, Americans in Conversation with Tolstoy