It’s a hard thing to be confronted with our own faults, the darker side of ourselves which we often deny exists and comes to light at its most destructive time.
Like a wild animal lurking in the woods quietly waiting for the right opportunity to pounce with the greatest effectiveness.
Having our eyes opened to our hurt of those we love can be a very harsh wake up call, if we allow it. An opportunity to examine our thoughts and actions and search their true intent in the light of how others receive them.
Words and intentions can come easy until they are tested, until unusual circumstances collide to prove their weight.
“…For our of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks…A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things…” (Matthew 12:34,35)
“For in Christ, neither our most conscientious religion nor disregard of religion amounts to anything. What matters is something far more interior, faith expressed in love.” (Galations 5:6)
How do we grow through the reality of our own failings when we hurt those we hold most dear, no matter how justified we feel our words or actions might be?
How do we deal with our dark selves, our pride and selfishness, to ensure the integrity of our souls and more importantly the nurture of others?
I wish I knew the answers, then I would not need to witness the sadness in another’s eyes.
I am thankful for God’s grace which draws us back to His love, and shines His light into the darkness bringing His truth. It is only in our awareness of these things that He is able to guide us into real faith expressed in love through compassion.