This reflection is a part of a month-long series titled, 30 Days of Healing, as we seek to be instruments of peace and change.
This above reflection from Mr. Fred Rogers highlights the opportunity for a personal renaissance, our rebirth, especially in the midst of hurt and pain.
As our perspective changes, we begin to see the situation differently. In the darkness, the glimmer of hope only grows and that is both comforting and exciting.
Time and time again, when we read of our great spiritual teachers, we learn that they had their crosses, their share of disappointments and pain. We know the end of their story and may take their struggles as a footnote. We need to empathize deep into the ages to wonder what they felt when they were knocked to their knees.
For our dreams to come true, it might require a little pain along the way. It is here where growth occurs and where God enters.
Dr. Wayne Dyer famously said, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
Might we embrace our hurt, our challenges. Might we change our perspective and in turn, transform our lives.