Bonus: Scarred by life


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Unidirectional living

I haven’t written a full article on this topic, but what follows is such an awesome idea I needed to share it with you right away. I picked this up from listening to a recent Mary Hynes interview of Sister Joan Chittister about hope. (Here’s a link the full interview.)
Sister Joan was talking about her book, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope.
Here’s the gist of what she said,

  • There are moments in life that transform us.
  • Watershed moments.
  • Death, disappointment, despair.
  • We are mistaken if we think that our lives could ever go back to how they were before those moments happened.

My family is struggling with my father’s health.  While we might want things to go back to how they were, it’s just not going to happen.  Life is unidirectional.  We can’t go back.  No matter how much we would want to.  No matter how fervent our hope.
With wishes that we all find compassion and acceptance.  And, love,

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