I’m reading CS Lewis’ “The Problem of Pain” right now, and came across this quote that I LOVE and think is so true and right:
“When pain is to be borne, a little courage helps more than much
knowledge, a little human sympathy more than much courage, and the least
tincture of the love of God more than all.”
We can “know” all about our pain, but facing it, and sharing it, takes courage.
Even if we’re courageous enough to be vulnerable, the sympathy (especially empathy) of another is needed to move ahead in our journey of being broken open.
But to breathe, inhale, exhale … ? Only by the “least tincture” of God’s love can we take the next breath to healing.
This day, let’s just breathe.