read this last nite.....
had to share.......
'when i noticed someone teetering near the edge,
i would pray for her to walk around the abyss.
now i pray for something different. i pray that
each one of us stays awake as we fall. i pray
that we choose to go into the abyss willingly
and that our fall is cushioned by faith -
faith that at the bottom we will be caught and
taught and turned toward the light. i pray that
we don't waste precious energy feeling ashamed
of our mistakes, or embarrassed by our flaws.
after years of teaching, i know only a few
things for sure. one is this: we are chunks of
dense matter that need to be cracked open.
our errors and failings are chinks in the heart's
armor through which our true colors can shine.'
-broken open, by elizabeth lesser