Monday, October 10, 2016

Reflection for the Week - October 10

Retreating behind the walls of fear diminishes 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 consider fresh possibilities, albeit without the assurance that it will all work out in our favor.
Terrible hurt and pain can make such a move all but impossible. Rejection and reaction seem to be the only responses that make sense, as new suffering always appears inevitable. Yet divine and human grace cuts into the fiber of wounds, gradually challenging us to break down self-destructive barriers, which in turn will then help us to develop a careful trust and suspicion dynamic and to offer and embrace love.