HUG Corner: Thought for the Week

5/27/2019
Location : North Houston

Healing After Loss (Martha Whitmore Hickman)

"Faith is the centerpiece of a connected life. It allows us to live by the grace of invisible strands. It is a belief in a wisdom superior to our own. Faith becomes a teacher in the absence of fact." 
- Terry Tempest Williams

We would like to know, wouldn't we? Or think we would. Experiences like the loss of a loved one fill our lives with questions about the nature of life beyond death. What is the nature of God? What will be our experience of God - and our loved one - after we ourselves die?

Of course, these are unanswerable questions. But we have to do something with our longing to know, with our yearning to continue a relationship with our loved one.

Blessed are those for whom faith can absorb the shock of not knowing, who can trust in "a wisdom superior to our own," in "the grace of invisible strands."

Perhaps all of us, whatever our faith tradition, can extend our sense of trust into the unknown world. Perhaps it seems a risk, but it may help us profoundly. And, unlike some risks, it won't do us any harm! 

Unknowingly, I will trust the unknown.

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