By Sister Stefanie MacDonald, OSB
“If we take it for granted that storms will come and that at various junctures in our lives we will experience real hardship, then we can prepare ourselves to endure what comes and be ready to bounce back at the first opportunity … Storms do not last forever and even in the worst storms there are interludes of respite that enable us to catch our breath and continue the struggle.” Michael Casey, The Road to Eternal Life
I love this picture (thanks, Facebook). It’s just exactly right: challenges will come. We will face difficult times. What’s important is how we respond to them; how we choose to live through them.
How? Well, the people we surround ourselves with are very important. We need to choose friends – and, in my case, Sisters! – who will support us in our struggles; who will remind us how to dance in the rain.
We need to choose people who will help us remember to put our lives in God’s hands … to ask God to teach us how to dance.
After all, every storm passes … and renews. Let’s fling our arms open wide!
To explore this way of life, surrounded by people who remind one another to dance, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (309) 283-2300.