Our world is filled with horrific violence, senseless injustice, suffering, anger, selfishness and pain. And at the very same time our world is also filled with majestic beauty, humble servants, courage, loyalty, celebration, unity, peace and joy.
But we have a choice.
Pain and suffering is very real. But unless we find a way to transform our pain we are doomed to transmit it. Life is difficult and sometimes tragedy feels like it far outweighs simple joy. And we have a right to be outraged in the presence of injustice. But the recycling of anger and pain only creates more of the same.
Choosing joy is extraordinarily difficult amidst suffering. But choosing joy is not a whimsical bumper sticker…It is a battle cry for the humanity of our soul.