toward becoming whole

     For a long time, I couldn’t see a lot of my frailties and failures. I wasn’t hiding them. I just couldn’t see them. I couldn’t afford to.

     Lately they’ve been coming out of hiding. Little by little, things that have crouched and shivered inside me for a long time are coming out into the light.

     I can bear them now. I can welcome them gently because my friends see them, too, and they welcome them gently.

     I laugh a lot more now. I can afford to.

“Expose my shame where it shivers, / crouched behind the curtain of propriety, / until I can laugh at last / through my common frailties and failures, / laugh my way toward becoming whole.” Ted Loder

“I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.” John 16:12