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.