Sep 18, 2013

Pain and Suffering - why ?

An interesting read: Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering? by Jen Hatmaker on September 17th, "Suffering transcends all class, race, ethnicity, culture, privilege.... There is no corner untouched by grief, no demographic, no alliance. If you haven’t suffered, just live longer. To this end, the church has a history of formulizing suffering, giving it tidy origins and endings and whitewashing the horrid, debilitating middle. We’ve assessed the complicated nuances of universal sorrow and assigned it categories, roots, principles. Or in the face of uncertain causes, we recite some of the coldest, inhumane theology: "God is sovereign. Deal with it." In an attempt to understand the ordinary grief of human life, I fear we’ve reduced a complicated reality to an unmanageable burden; we’ve put a yoke of despair on people who mourn, assigning accolades to those who “suffer well” and, in ways overt and subtle, urging our brokenhearted to buck up. Then adding insult to injury, we fall into the trap of explaining suffering, as if any one of us could possibly understand its eternal scope.,,,,"

Sep 16, 2013

"Love Is Patient and Kind..."1 Corinthians 13:

We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments, but great moments often catch us unaware, beautifully wrapped in what others may consider insignificant. PEOPLE MAY NOT REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT YOU DID, OR WHAT YOU SAID, BUT THEY WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL!

Sep 9, 2013

"To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; 
our human loneliness is cause enough.
 But it is a hard quest worth making 
to find a comrade through whose steady presence
 one becomes steadily the person one desires to be."

Anna Louise Strong 

Sometimes I feel as though I've lost myself....