See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Failure to thrive.


Crucifixion, Thomas Eakins

"In his own pain and agony, Jesus helps us to grasp the mystery of human pain;
the mystery of our own wounds, our fragility and our brokenness,
our fear of rejection or of having no place in society...

We do not need to live our entire lives angry
with our past or with our weakness.
We do not need to be resentful towards our parents,
our society or the Church
because they have hurt us.
We are called to discover that no pain is ever useless.
Nothing is lost.
Jesus welcomes everything that is broken.
If we give him our weakness
he will transform it into a source of life. -Jean Vanier

2 comments:

  1. There are so many different kinds of suffering...

    I've always heard that the best response to difficult situations is to act, rather than react, as Jesus would. Not easy to do, but not impossible, either. Especially with the strength we receive from grace through the sacraments.

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  2. We do not need to live our entire lives angry with our past or with our weakness. Deo gratias.

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