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