Suffering in the Presence of God

Isaiah 26:16-17: Lord, in distress we searched for you. We prayed beneath the burden of your discipline. Just as a pregnant woman writhes and cries out in pain as she gives birth, so were we in your presence, Lord. Though harsh, these words offer comfort and clarity in a place of sorrow. I hear oftenContinue reading “Suffering in the Presence of God”

The Darkness of God

We travelers, walking to the sun, can’t see Ahead, but looking back the very light That blinded us shows us the way we came, Along which blessings now appear, risen As if from sightlessness to sight, and we, By blessing brightly lit, keep going toward That blessed light that yet to us is dark. –Continue reading “The Darkness of God”

Six Impossible Things

The White Queen: I’m just one hundred and one, five months and a day. Alice: I can’t believe that! The White Queen: Can’t you? Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes. Alice: There’s no use trying. One can’t believe impossible things. The White Queen: I daresay you haven’t had much practice. When I was your age, I alwaysContinue reading “Six Impossible Things”

A New Covenant for a New Day

Come, come, whoever you are, Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving, It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times, Come, come again, come. Rumi So I have broken my vow a hundred, a thousand times, but still the Lord says, “Come.” He hasContinue reading “A New Covenant for a New Day”