The distress one feels…

when someone or something they love is going through hard times is a sign of the love that exists. Our hearts are troubled because those people or things  which are  important to us, mean something to us,  or are included as part of our lives, appear threatened and our love makes their pain more acute and real.

Thank God for this pain and discomfort, this sad grieving reminder of love. It tells us we’re still connected, that there are places in our life that haven’t been given over to meaninglessness, and this love that pains us when its object is challenged, or hurt, or threatened is also the love that when transformed by grace will help us find our way home.


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