The Capacity for Paradox

A paradox is a statement that seems at first consideration to be self-contradictory but, when lived into, can reveal an exquisite truth.

That desire can lead to pain, but also is the heart of a vocation.

That children can both raze and resurrect the life of a parent.

That I have to be ok being alone in order to be free to love another.

And the big one: That life can spring from death.  (That is, that the cross is our hope.)

I find that the people who are capable of living with paradox are able to live with extraordinary love.  Let’s pray for this capacity every day.

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