Sunday, March 27, 2011
Knowing heartache and having been challenged in faith, you are qualified to comfort others like no one else. You know the inadequacy of words in the face of deep sorrow. You know the need for validation and support. You also know that sorrow is a solitary journey. This is a road that must be traveled alone. Each of us sorrows in a different way and at a different pace and yes - we do need support but no one can walk, step by step through the pain and suffering for another. We stand by, prayerfully, ready to offer love in any form, but we can't do more than this. It's like a caterpillar in a cocoon. In order to emerge it must struggle for release from the bondage it is wrapped in. In due time new birth into something beautiful comes about, and the world is graced by just one more butterfly.