I thought this picture captured the brokeness of the world we live in and the desperate plight of so many. It also captures the virtues of manhood and the deep feelings and passions of womanhood. It doesn’t need to be disheartening to reflect upon the truth that we will all face devestation in our lives. Hiding from truth can only produce greater anguish eventually. Whereas preparing our hearts by recognising sorrow and grief as normal in a fractured world is a good thing.
In the depths of heartache there will remain the need to Love. There is a need to be thankful for our fleeting lives and let children know that they have everything to live for. The hopelessness that accompanies atheism is an unloving lie. Whatever we each believe, I would love us to endure our suffering together; for suffering produces endurance, and endurance builds character, and character produces hope and hope does not put us to shame. This is the nature of love that through commitment and action we control our emotions and feelings to love people in times of desperate need.