If people want their souls to grow through loss, whatever the loss is, they must eventually decide to love even more deeply than they did before. Jerry Sittser
I read this yesterday (A Grace Disguised) and it’s been rolling over and over in my mind. Once you’ve lost someone you love, or been terribly hurt by someone you love (which is also a loss), it takes courage to love again.
Thankfully, we have a love that will never fail and never end in Jesus. This is a verse sustaining me right now,
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor thing to come, nor power, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
giving thanks #1761 – 1770
dinner out with friends last friday; it’s very hard to make myself go out into big, social situations right now, and I’m relieved that we had a good time