Monday, March 9, 2009

At Peace

Today was a good day. I am not really sure what to say right now. I don't think this will be very eloquent.

I presented at the Women Studies class at SPU today. I had the opportunity to talk about the work that I do. I think it was the first time in a long time that I was really moved by the beauty of the experiences I get to have.

I get to meet women in their deep places of suffering and see their strength in a way that gives me hope. Hope that in our core we are created to live with one another in a way where violence is not the answer.

I get to tell them that they aren't crazy, it is not their fault, and no it is not ok, as they look at me through tear filled eyes grasping for some sense of normalcy.

Today I felt a deeper sense of hope that we are not created to live in a world where we hurt each other. I feel like I understand what it means to worship a resurrected Messiah, maybe more than I have in a long time.

Today I feel at peace.

"If we have no peace it is because we have forgotten we belong to each other"
- Mother Theressa


Moorea Seal said...

uhg, i really needed to read something like this today. my heart is really sad, but your words brought me some much needed peace. thank you for being a beautiful and kind hearted woman who loves God, and who seeks to love others as he does.

Allie said...

You are lovely and amazing.

Lindsey Beach said...

When I watched you present I almost started crying at one point. People are really beautiful when they are doing something they were created for. You are one of my heros. Love you.