2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
What would you do if your child went out of his mind? Can you imagine it? One night in LA in 1985, Bruce Springsteen, told a story about growing up with a dad who didn’t understand him. It was the height of the Vietnam War, and Springsteen was growing long hair and playing in a rock band. He wasn’t sure what he was doing with his life—his father hated his hair, his desire just to play music—everything that his son cared about and desired. “I can’t wait till the Army gets you,” he’d say. “They’ll make a man out of you. They’re going to cut off all your hair and make a man out of you.” Apparently Springsteen got in a motorcycle accident and while he was laid up, his father had a barber cut off his hair, Crosby, Stills, and Nash notwithstanding. There were a lot of fights. Then Springsteen got his draft notice, and he went down to get his physical. God was looking out for all of us—Springsteen failed. So he came back home, and his dad asked, “Where you been?” And Springsteen said he went to take his physical. “What happened?” his dad asked. “They didn’t take me,” Springsteen said. “That’s good,” his dad said. Maybe he didn’t want the Army making a man out of his son, after all.