The Rev. Casey dunsworth

serves as Associate Campus Pastor to the Belfry, the Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry to UC Davis

and as Program Director for LEVN, the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network.

I have a spiritual affinity for Jason Mraz.

Jason Mraz has released nine songs so far from his upcoming album, "We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things" and so far I have been physically shaken by three of them in the way only a Jason Mraz song can shake me. The first two are beautiful and meaningful, but this third one I feel was written for me to sing. It expresses perfectly what I wish I could say to every person for whom I feel compassion. Every time someone needs me, these words will come to my head. The song features James Morrison, an incredible new voice on the "music scene" or whatever, and the choruses and their harmonies are breathtaking. I'm posting the lyrics here, but I hope that you buy this song on iTunes or download it illegally. And when you listen to it, think of me saying these words to you. Because they're really words I wish I could have come up with to express to you. Every word is worth bolding, but I have chosen to bold those words that especially moved me. And for space-saving purposes, I cut out extra choruses and repeating things.


"Details in the Fabric," Jason Mraz and James Morrison

Calm down

Deep breaths

And get yourself dressed instead

Of running around

And pulling all your threads and

Breaking yourself up


If it's a broken part, replace it

But if it's a broken arm then brace it

If it's a broken heart then face it



And hold your own

Know your name

And go your own way

Hold your own

Know your own name

And go your own way
And everything
Everything will be fine

Everything



Hang on

Help is on its way

Stay strong

I'm doing everything




Are the details in the fabric
?
Are there things that make you panic
?
Are your thoughts results of static cling
?
Are there things that make you blow
?
Hell, no reason, go on and scream

If you're shocked it's just the fault

Of faulty manufacturing.



Everything will be fine

Everything in no time at all

Hearts will hold

Yes, we can.

Life in 64 CE wasn't that different, right?