Sunday, March 22, 2015

yes. this.

I'm reading CS Lewis' "The Problem of Pain" right now, and came across this quote that I LOVE and think is so true and right:

"When pain is to be borne, a little courage helps more than much knowledge, a little human sympathy more than much courage, and the least tincture of the love of God more than all."

We can "know" all about our pain, but facing it, and sharing it, takes courage. 

Even if we're courageous enough to be vulnerable, the sympathy (especially empathy) of another is needed to move ahead in our journey of being broken open.

But to breathe, inhale, exhale ... ? Only by the "least tincture" of God's love can we take the next breath to healing.

This day, let's just breathe.

1 comment:

  1. I love C. S. Lewis quotes. His words are always like morsels to the soul. I never heard/read this one until now. Might just have to use it some time.


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