Born With a Gift is pretty much the theme song for The Little Wretches. A young filmmaker looking to make a music video as his senior project at the University of Pittsburgh visited the college radio station to audition songs by bands from the region. He heard and fell in love with BORN WITH A GIFT. He built a story around a female basketball star who becomes addicted to pills.
The song is, in fact, an homage to the memory of John H. Creighton, the multi-talented powerhouse who helped launch The Little Wretches. John suffered from migraine headaches, his own addictions, and what may have been an undiagnosed bipolar disorder. He was the gentlest, most Christ-like person I’ve ever known. He died suddenly because of a congenital heart problem. I struggled to understand how a person of such profound talent could leave the world without having made a profound impact. But he DID have a profound impact—on me. Remember the Parable of the Talents? May we all magnify and amplify and grow what has been given us.