The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it’s a world, or a relationship…Everything has its time. And everything ends. Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) from Doctor Who
If we start being honest about our pain, our anger, and our shortcomings instead of pretending they don’t exist, then maybe we’ll leave the world a better place than we found it. Russell Wilson
The thing about suffering is it gives you experience that can help others get through their own suffering. It’s a part of our shared humanity. Pain informs you who you are and tells others how you deal with what life throws at you. From a faith perspective its important to know its intentional. No matter what rely upon others to help you get through pain and suffering you are going through. It’s what we are all here for.
I hate conflict. Arguing makes me highly uncomfortable. However its necessary in life. We experience conflict at work, at home, in community, everywhere. People, like me will try to avoid it whenever possible. However to restore peace and keep order we have to fight a little.
If people would just learn to work things out then we would have a better world to live in. Exploring our problems can be a painful process where people can either be brought closer together or torn apart. We have a world where there is so much violence and bloodshed that has cost us lives and relationships.
Sometimes it best to part ways however when possible let’s do the work to keep people and community together.
As the Beatles once sang “We can work it out”
In 2016 my hope for family and friends is to live in freedom of any pain, suffering, drama and anger. May we all have a life where we can have peace of mind and soul. The world is tough enough without us putting any more crisis into it. We need to hold fast to faith and hope that can sustain us throughout time. Too many people hold on to the hurts of history that the promise of the present is cloudy even doubtful. It is not easy to let go but sometimes you have to. No matter where the year takes you rely upon those things that can get you through. Tomorrow is today and today is tomorrows yesterday.