Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Mercy of Story

"All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them." --Isak Dinesen

I like the authentic hope of Dinesen's words. Yet I hate the suggestion too. She refrains from lilting exhortation. Instead her encouragement is paradox; she challenges us to enter into griefs through telling of tales. Whatever your sorrow(s), may God give us the grace and courage to share them so they may be carried.

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