“If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can’t help but learn.” — Bernie Siegel, MD
My friend Joanne called and said, “Okay where’s the grace in this?” She took her two cats to the vet because she thought they had a bladder infection and it turns out that they both have cancer.” We had lunch a few days before and had been talking about finding the grace in struggles. A friend of ours had been through a horrible experience that in the end brought her many unexpected blessings.
Joanne really didn’t want to know what the grace was, she was devastated.
I said, “That’s really hard.” There was not much else I could say at that moment.
After she hung, up I thought about her question. How does one find the grace when you loose your job or home or loved one? How do find the blessings when you’ve been given a life threatening medical diagnosis? I don’t think we find the grace in the situation. I think it finds us. The best we can do is travel through our struggles with an open heart. We need to get up each day and commit to move forward, and as we do this we keep our eyes and heart open and watch for grace to touch our lives.