Lessons from Lasso — Wounded Healers

Jul 12, 2023

In today’s Lesson from Lasso we watch AFC Richmond Owner, Rebecca, comforting and consoling Coach Ted Lasso outside of the karaoke bar where he’s having a panic attack. We know Rebecca has her own relationship pain and its from this pain that she’s able to help Ted “bear up” under the hurt of divorce.

Henri Nouwen, the Dutch Catholic priest, uses the term “Wounded Healer” in his book entitled, The Wounded Healer, of several years ago. In it he describes that the starting point for helping others comes from our own pain and loss. We are all called to be wounded healers. It’s something that the Apostle Paul writes about in II Corinthians 1:3-7. Listen to the podcast today, to hear a bit more on what it’s like to be a wounded healer.

Ted Lasso, the immensely popular streaming TV show is about to being its third season on Apple TV+ features the antics and quirky, Coach ‘Ted Lasso.’ Lasso first appeared a number of years ago as a comedic character as NBC purchased the broadcast rights to the English Premier League. Played by Jason Sudeikis, Lasso (as a coach) brings change to the difficult football (soccer) team that he has traveled overseas to coach.

In the ‘Lessons from Lasso’ series, I (Rev Brad) look at some of the different life learning points brought up in the show from a chaplain’s point of view.

From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.

Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).

Also, don’t forget that you can listen in our app, SoccrChapUtd, in the Apple and Google store.

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