We are called to love one another as Christ has loved us and to forgive those who persecute us. But that's the thing about forgiveness. There’s so much beauty in its meaning but so much resistance in putting it into practice.
Facing addiction, alcoholism, grief, and despair, are journeys of the soul that must be faced alone. These journeys feel more like battles, but they open us to healing and to a deeper understanding of ourselves and our Creator than we'd ever know until we face them.
The goodbyes that hurt most, are the ones we never got to say. Those linger, dying on trembling lips, over and over again.
The loss of a loved one brings into sharp focus just how thin the veil between life and death truly is.
Truth ends suffering, but only when we awaken to and accept its existence despite the world's attempt to bend and alter it.
We were never promised a life without pain, but we were promised that we would never be alone in the storm.