Currently can’t stand Christianese

21 04 2010

Went for my second counselling session last Friday, and talked about some of the issues that have been bothering me, specifically those to do with my past and what’s happening right now. The one thing I don’t particularly worry about is the future, as I really can say that I trust God with it.

Now, if you’re reading this and thinking that this is going to be  an in-your-face-with-my-faith kind of post, it isn’t.

I heard some shocking news from a student of mine today, and I was brought back to the knowledge that whilst it is true that we are loved, and that this knowledge should guide our every step and shape our perspectives, the truth of the matter is that trotting out these same truths and this same knowledge does not help when the reality of life is that it gets mucky sometimes. It’s not always that the statement, no matter how sincerely expressed, that everything will be okay, is inadequate.

Because sometimes it’s not. Things we want to happen fall through the cracks, and people we care about and want to show love to hurt us, and life throws shit at us.

But. “Hope is not about proving anything. It’s about choosing to believe this one thing, that love is bigger than any grim, bleak shit anyone can throw at us.” – Anne Lamott




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