Brooooooooo. Do you know how many survivors just got on the mic? From Kanye to Chance to DMX? Mental health, drugs, family issues, prison and they’re all still standing like proud men in front of the world. #SundayService #Coachella
— Phella (@PhellaDaFam) April 21, 2019
The user commented that this survival was no accident, but was “God’s work.”
Another user posted the following tweet, saying, “Yes, I’m crying, Yes, I’m worshiping, Yes, I’m publicizing it.”
Yes, I’m crying
Yes, I’m worshiping
Yes, I’m publicizing it
DMX just prayed
Kanye just broke down
Farnsworth & Chance just established an altar and worshiped at it …
This is black
This is beautiful
This is what we come from
— Nemo Achida (@NemoAchida) April 21, 2019
These tweets illustrate Tolentino’s point above. Life is difficult. Whether people know it or not, they all have a spiritual need, and music has a way of powerfully tapping into our emotions and our desire for meaning.
If we’re willing to see it, Kanye’s “services” reveal that in this modern world, people are hungry for hope. That is something we ought to pay attention to.