Updated: Aug 29, 2022
Decades ago I read The Road Less Traveled by Scott Peck. The first sentence of the book is: "Life is difficult."
And there is so much truth in that. For sure difficulties will happen: maybe a severe illness, calamity, job loss, or divorce and death.
Clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson who says likewise, adds ... what do we do next? It is when tragedies happen that we can rise to our best selves, to do what needs to be done, and to move forward.
There is a time for grieving and sorrow, but we cannot be frozen in our ability to do things to alleviate the pain and suffering of others.
When we know someone who has experienced tragedy, let us offer our shoulders, help and prayers. It is when it is darkest when light can shine its brightest.
My name's Anna Maria, and I publish a new video on YouTube's Touched by Grace Today and a new post on my blog touchedbygrace.today every week! Check out Catholicmom.com for my other articles! If you've been #tbgtoday, feel free to share your story of grace here.