Today I heard an old Bette Midler Song
Called "The Rose"
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The song is obviously about those who have been hurt by love
and fear to try to love again.
This song encourages those who hide from love
to nurture their love and allow it to grow.
However, by changing one word,
this song took on a whole new meaning for me.
In the last few lines of the song, if you change "Sun" to "Son"
it transforms the song
to one one the human condition when we do not have God in our lives.
Our soul bleeds and hungers for a true love,
We feel unloved and alone
and we are afraid to take a chance.
we are afraid of being alone on the rocky road of life,
we are afraid of dying, unwanted, unloved.
But if we just remember,
that no matter how alone we are
in the cold bitter snow of life,
if we accept the Son's love
we will blossom