I do not know about you, but the signs above Jesus on the crucifix never made sense to me. Almost every crucifix we see in churches have INRI written on them. That's all fine and good. INRI stands for "Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum" which means, "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews" in Latin. That makes… Continue reading The Sign (+ Other Pics from Rome!)
We can blame circumstance, other people, God, and ourselves, but sometimes we are just avoiding the fact that we're in the messy middle and that things need time to take shape. We need time to take shape. We need to be transformed, and if we embrace the process, we can be.
We are truly, as Mat Kearney sings, one phone call, one text, one new devastating piece of information away from our knees.
Yet, there is no greater freedom than finding yourself at the foot of the cross, in the place where you are afraid to wait, where uncertainty and fear abound. That place is holy.
What if we're not doing anything wrong? What if precisely where we are, who we are, what we're doing, and how were struggling is where God wants us to be? And what if, quickly and easily, God will lift our burden when He decides it's time?
It takes the tragic death of a good person to make us stop rationalizing and start sitting in the brokenness and pain of our human condition.
"If love did not have hope, its sufferings would be torture, and love might seem loveless" Fulton Sheen wrote.