At Peace With the Unknown.
It takes great courage to grieve. At times, we may feel trapped – perhaps, imprisoned by our pain. Though, there is a natural cause and order helping to influence our acceptance and understanding.
This morning as our nation mourns the loss of over 50 beautiful human souls, we may struggle to understand the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ – a desperate attempt to place boundaries at the edges of a rapidly growing abyss.
We may cry over the shock of an unexpected loss, withdrawing into the sanctity of our deeper heart. Or, we may be silent in the wake of an overwhelming fear, hopeful that our prayers might soon find their way.
Though, how can we heal in the face of such adversity?
As children, we are encouraged to ‘dry our tears’ – to be toughened by the experience, rather than softened through it. In doing so, we lose our capacity to grow our understanding; to come face to face with the genesis of our own tears. We begin to embrace, and subsequently trust, the truth of our pain.
Only then, can we finally begin our healing. And the vulnerability we once feared, becomes our saving grace.