Compassion. (Boss Style)

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Oh how we need some compassion in the world! I think this is why I love Bruce Springsteen’s music so much . . . he brings us face to face, not only with our own suffering, but with the suffering of others. On November 4, at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, we’ll celebrate a service/concert celebrating Bruce’s music and its power to help us have more compassion for one another. I hope you’ll join me on the Forecourt at 6pm for drinks and snacks, and then be ready to rock the Cathedral at 7 pm. If you want to know what compassion is about, just read through the following lyrics from Bruce’s songĀ “The Wrestler.” It moves me each time I hear it. This is only one of many songs we’ll feature on November 4. Take a Breath and join me on November 4. Let’s make it happen!

Have you ever seen a one trick pony in the field so happy and free?
If you’ve ever seen a one trick pony then you’ve seen me
Have you ever seen a one-legged dog making its way down the street?
If you’ve ever seen a one-legged dog then you’ve seen me

Then you’ve seen me, I come and stand at every door
Then you’ve seen me, I always leave with less than I had before
Then you’ve seen me, bet I can make you smile when the blood, it hits the floor
Tell me, friend, can you ask for anything more?
Tell me can you ask for anything more?

Have you ever seen a scarecrow filled with nothing but dust and weeds?
If you’ve ever seen that scarecrow then you’ve seen me
Have you ever seen a one-armed man punching at nothing but the breeze?
If you’ve ever seen a one-armed man then you’ve seen me

Then you’ve seen me, I come and stand at every door
Then you’ve seen me, I always leave with less than I had before
Then you’ve seen me, bet I can make you smile when the blood, it hits the floor
Tell me, friend, can you ask for anything more?
Tell me can you ask for anything more?

These things that have comforted me, I drive away
This place that is my home I cannot stay
My only faith’s in the broken bones and bruises I display

Have you ever seen a one-legged man trying to dance his way free?
If you’ve ever seen a one-legged man then you’ve seen me

 

 

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