January 24, 2012

Who Hasn't Had Pain?

Who hasn't been hurt, wounded, rejected? Who hasn't had disappointment, unmet expectations, loss, grief?  If the answer, as I suspect, is "Nobody!" then on some serious level, we should ALL be able to relate.

Then why is it that most of us think we gotta go around with a happy face and give others the impression we've never gone through anything? Or maybe we ARE going through something, why are so many of us so quick to hide it and doubt ANYONE could ever understand...as if we are the only one who's ever gone through stuff like this!

Why do we hide?  Why do we weep in silence?  Why do carry sadness alone?  Why not lay it at the feet of Jesus?