Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Break the Cycle

When it comes to putting broken lives back together—the human best tends to be at odds with the holy best.”

To do for yourself the best that you have it in you to do- to grit your teeth and clench your fists in order to survive the world at its harshest and worst- is, by that very act, to be unable to let something be done for you and in you that is more wonderful still. The trouble with steeling yourself against the harshness of reality is that the same steel that secures your life against being destroyed secures your life also against being opened up and transformed.”

Fredrick Buechner penned these words in his book, The Sacred Journey, reflecting upon the suicide of his dad when Fredrick was a young boy.

We all have our scars and dysfunctions. The beautiful thing is that we can break their power on us with the help of Jesus Christ.


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