Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Surrender and irony

"Life is seldom what you plan" -Jon Forman. It's ironic, isn't it? Life. Life is a series of unplanned and unlooked for events. And sometimes those events are painful and unpleasant. Such things cause you think, "I didn't ask for this?"

Its in those moments, when you're standing in the middle of your street, in the rain, screaming up at the great cosmos asking, "Why God?" that you really have to ask yourself, "Am I going to let the unplanned and unlooked, and often painful realities of my life-the whole 'life is seldom what you plan' thing-crush me under its great weight?" Or you can think of it not as simply being crushed, in the sense that you are resisting, but rather as simply allowing yourself to be crushed, in the sense of surrender.

We can fight all day long against the unrelenting realities of life, or we can choose to embrace them and surrender to the crushing weight, and maybe in it give up some of ourselves. Those who lose their life for My sake will find it...

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