growing in love

      A bad thing happened to my friend a while ago, and it broke his heart. There is a kind and comforting spaciousness about him now, as if he is more himself than ever before.

“We naturally shrink back from suffering, but, if we . . . welcome it, almost as a friend, we . . . discover that our heart is growing in its capacity to love.” Barbara Brand

“[M]omentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison. . . .” 2 Cor. 4:17