Today, as every day, is a day full of pain and promise. Pain seems to be part of our everyday experience. Family members or friends are dealing with sickness and loss. All sorts of pain seems to surround us. Dealing with our own personal issues is challenging. Newspapers and social media convey so much pain. It takes a strong heart to manage all the pain. BUT, it is well known that growth and new life come through pain. And every day resounds with promise and possibilities. Encounters with people and situations offer unlimited opportunities and happiness. New insights and learnings come in the most unlikely ways. New awareness, research, technology expand and develop daily. Charitable organizations and movements fill our hearts with hope that love and goodness is alive and thriving. Let’s celebrate and embrace the pain and promise that this day holds.
By Marlene Meierhofer, OSB