Thursday, December 20, 2007

Suffering with Christ

These are pretty thoughtful reflections on faith and pain:
Wisdom comes in pain for the believer who seeks it. It may seem a perverse wisdom, but few of us understand the ways of God enough to know how He molds us in the midst of pain.

For me, pain teaches about the human condition. It reminds me that we are all dust, that we dwell in a fallen world, and that people in pain need relationship desperately.

Some cultures handle pain better than ours does. We have much to learn from them.
There's more worth reading in Dan Edelen's whole article.

2 Comments:

Blogger DLE said...

Milton,

Thanks for the link to my post on pain.

I'm learning, even in my "advanced years," to know what it means to live in total dependency on the Lord. That in itself is a painful process but so very blessed, too.

Have a wonder-filled Christmas.

11:15 PM, December 20, 2007  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thanks, Dan.

11:17 PM, December 20, 2007  

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