Today’s JOY: It was a day of sorrow and anger at the injustice of this world and the inhumanity of humans. It was a day where I had little relief from my own pain and little to offer my hurting child. It was a day where all I could say was I’m sorry, it’s not fair, and I don’t know why the bullies and abusers get away with their cruelty. I don’t know why doing what you believe is right too often allows others to do what’s wrong, with little accountability. I don’t know why things are the way they are, why reality is so unreal and awful sometimes, why the protectors don’t protect and often harm, why we feel so powerless against a stranger with a loved one’s face. Why it seems the “good guys” finish last, if they finish at all. Why being honest and assuming the best of others feels like handing them the knife to gut you with. Why? Why? I don’t know. I understand the pain much too well, but I don’t understand why. And I’m powerless to stop it.
Joy was hard to find today and I nearly gave in to despair over its absence. But it was there, in simple comments about not being able to sustain hatred, and needing to be honest, and recognizing the ones who do care and show their love in actions. Joy was there in tender hearts, in our ability to empathize even when we don’t want to, in our desire to do the best we possibly can, be the best we possibly can for those who need us. Joy was there in being true to who we are and not being bullied into compromising our integrity. Joy was there in facing cruelty and selfishness without becoming those things ourselves. Dig through the helplessness and overwhelm and find joy in being true to who God created us to be. #dailyjoy Смотреть полностью