more on making space…

One of the many books I’m reading is Finding God at Harvard: Spiritual Journeys of thinking Christians.  It’s filled with reflections of different people (42 of them) affiliated with the world of Harvard. They cover a plethora of topics.  I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good book to ponder and enjoy.

Today I read the testimony of Kathryn Donovan Wiegand titled Childbearing Interlude.  I loved it.  I interrupted my roommate and her reading several times to read paragraphs of it out loud to her!

Here is one of them:

“There are, of course, different kinds of death.  Some of us will die to the dream of graduate school or artistic accomplishment or marrying rich (of course, no one I know ever thinks about that) or children or health.  But every death is an opportunity, an invitation to embrace God if we do not give in to bitterness and self-pity but see our brokenness as a reflection of his on the cross.  We cannot approach God in pride and self-sufficiency and still have any hope of knowing him or the meaning of his grace.  In dying to ourselves we give up the lordship of our own lives and thereby make space for his.”

Over the span of my years thus far, I have gone through various forms of death and they have been difficult times to say the least.  I know there are many more waiting to be had… but it is in these deaths that we find life, real and true abundant life.

Back to reading… I love books!  :o (Imagine a nice long, content with life… siiiiiiiiiiiighhhhhhhhhh!)


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