I Can Suffer

June 4, 2019

I changed my mind; I had to write this out and share. I just had a remarkable conversation with a woman, whose identity I will not reveal, though she gave me permission to share her insight. Her insight is simple, and so powerful in a way simplicity alone can be. However, most of its power cannot be written. She is powerful, and her life and witness are the reality, not the words. As I read what I wrote below, it betrays that reality. St. John of the Cross said that as we move closer to divine mystery, we must progressively shift our manner of expression from prose to poetry to stammering to silence. Maybe one day I will write a poem on her. We were talking about her many life challenges. Many. This woman has walked through the dark valley. She also has a deep and—for lack of a better…
Source: Word on Fire Blog

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