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tragedy and grace

The spiritual life is going to be a life of mystery. Why would you not be humble in the face of that mystery? Why would you assume that the answers can be handed down to you, A to Z, no room for doubt? That’s child-like, that desire for answers. Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don’t have any answers. So I let the mystery settle into my music. I don’t deny anything. I don’t advocate anything. I just live with it. We live in a tragic world, but there’s grace all around you. That’s tangible. So you try to attend to the grace.

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Published: Dec 16, 2015
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Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen (b. 1949) is an American songwriter, musician, and singer, who has performed in front of audiences since 1963. His albums include Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River, and Born in the U.S.A. More than 120 million copies of these and his other records have been sold worldwide. The winner of twenty Grammy Awards and an Academy Award, Mr. Springsteen was inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999. He is a 2016 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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  1. History reveals long suffering has its rewards. Conscience is the dividing line. To deny evil, to include evil into the category of good, not to deny anything, is to advocate, to advocate an unwillingness to to stand among the good, among those who risk rejection for taking a stand. The more public the person, the greater the risk. Dear Bruce, love the sounds, words can be problimatical. Don’t you just love the lyrics,”…if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything?”

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