Monday, February 21, 2011

Reflection for the Week

Retreating behind walls of fear blinds us to the prospect of loving and being loved. There is, however, it is true, the need for spiritual strength and wisdom to be able to come out from hiding and to embrace possibilities, albeit without the assurance that it will all work out in one’s favor. Terrible hurt and pain can make such a move seem impossible. Rejection and reaction reign as the only features that make sense, as new suffering always appears to be inevitable. Yet grace is corrosive and cuts into the fiber of wounds, gradually mending that which is bleeding.