You Are Strong
The poor and the weak have revealed to me
the great secret of Jesus.
If you wish to follow him you
must not try to climb the ladder of success and power, becoming more and more
Instead, you must walk down the ladder, to meet
and walk with people who are broken and in pain. The light is there, shining in
the darkness, in the darkness of their poverty.
with whom you are called to share your life are perhaps the sick and the old;
people out of work, young people caught up in the world of drugs, people angry
because they were terribly hurt when they were young, people with disabilities
or sick with AIDS, or just out of prison; people in slums or squats, people in
far-off lands where there is much hunger and suffering, people who are oppressed
because of the colour of their skin, people who are lonely in over crowded cities,
people in pain.
Do not turn aside from your own pain, your
anguish and brokenness, your loneliness and emptiness, by pretending you are strong.
down the ladder of your own being until you discover, like a seed buried in the
broken, ploughed earth of your own vulnerability, the presence of Jesus, the light
shining in the darkness.
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