The Will To Hope

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In the dark I began to realize that Jesus was nearby, furiously digging through the rubble of my caved-in life, slaughtering my adversaries. It seemed that as I worshipped he poured his refreshing Spirit into my darkness and gave me the will to hope for a better day.

God hides, and is found, precisely in the depths of everything, even—and maybe especially—in the deep fathoming of our fallings and failures. Richard Rohr

[These are the final paragraphs describing a life-changing vision I had during the darkest season of my life including a divorce, a broken neck, and a cancer diagnosis. See the book for the rest of the story…]

– Originally published in The Other End of the Dark: A Memoir About Divorce, Cancer, and Things God Does Anyway

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