“If we are to speak of miracles, the most miraculous thing of all is that God uses the very thing that would normally destroy you–the tragic, the sorrowful, the painful, the unjust–to transform and enlighten you. Now you are indestructible and there are no absolute dead ends. This is what we mean when we say we are “saved by the death and resurrection of Jesus.” This is not a cosmic transaction, but a human transformation to a much higher level of love and consciousness. You have been plucked from the flames of any would-be death to the soul, and you have become a very different kind of human being in this world. Jesus is indeed saving the world.” –Richard Rohr
The very thing that you think will destroy you (loss in any form, pain, failure) is the very thing God uses to rescue and transform you; the hope of the resurrection is you are brought out of your darkness into light! This transformation is brought about by God’s inconceivable love. You thought you were dying; God knows He is saving you by the power of His love! Your soul is changed: you become more about being than doing! You enjoy being in love with God; He fills you with light. You love like God loves, for you have been enlightened. You are being saved from yourself and resurrected into a new, loving, restful, hopeful and light-filled creature of Christ. Hallelujah!
Photo: Loire Valley, France