Virtual Oases, Easter

At some time, who can say when, there will be a crown of thorns pressed down upon your head. It may be some private anguish. It may be some profoundly disturbing condition in your own family. One cannot detail the direction whence the affliction will come, but when it does, you will have every right to rail against it and to cry out against that kind of providence, even to argue with God, to withstand him to the face …

But do one other thing. Take it. Accept. For was it not our Lord’s word that the cup he looked into, the awful agony which waited for him, did not come from unfriendly hands: “The cup which my Father hath given, shall I not drink of it?”

I promise you this, if you can take whatever deep hurt that occurs in your life and hold it up before God and say to him, even in bitterness, of this which you despise and this which you hate, “If there is anything you can do with it, take, and use it.”



Deborah is K-12 educator who nurtures a healthy interest in reading, writing, running, ethics, mystics, and interfaith dialogue.

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  1. Zenaida says:

    I needed this today. Thank you!

  2. M says:

    Thanks for the link :-)… and for the virtual oasis idea I borrowed.–Emily

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