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
When you are suffering, you become more understanding about yourself, but also about other people’s sufferings too. That’s the first step to understand somebody is to understand their sufferings. So then love follows…Yoko Ono
For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land. Deuteronomy 15:11
As we go through life there needs to be hope in the trials we go through. Our suffering is meant to bring hopefully wisdom and some courage. No matter what you are experiencing have hope, have it abundantly. Hope will keep you sane and alive if you want it to. My friends know we are in this existence together and when you have some hope to spare, share it with others.
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.
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.