Showing posts from January, 2018

A new year, some new scars

As I was reflecting with Amy on 2017, the theme we had for the year was "scars."  We're all emerging into 2018 with some new scars, but we're thankful for them.  Scars tell a story.  Our stories are ones of healing and grace.  The stories have plenty of hardship and pain.  They also include feeling isolated and frustrated - even scared.   “But we all suffer. For we all prize and love; and in this present existence of ours, prizing and loving yield suffering. Love in our world is suffering love. Some do not suffer much, though, for they do not love much. Suffering is for the loving. This, said Jesus, is the command of the Holy One: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." In commanding us to love, God invites us to suffer.”   ―  Nicholas Wolterstorff , " Lament for a Son."   I'm not huge on New Year's Resolutions.  I guess that is because I don't really believe in self-improvement for self-improvement's sake.  Meaning, I don