But, I looked around at all of their faces, many of whom I know, and thought about the hurts they carry already and the hurts they will experience. It is easy to talk about “God is love. So, love everyone and everything will work out fine.” But, the truth is, it’s so incredibly hard. I mean isn’t this the hardest challenge we face in life? Or else we don’t face it and avoid people. I mean even “good people” can drive us, okay me, crazy. You know what I mean. You have at least one in your life. And they don’t always come around and love you back. In fact, they usually don’t.
I left with such good feeling for these kids and the safe group they had together, they really are good to one another. I also left with some personal questions I had about how to go about loving certain people in my life answered, and I really didn’t expect that.
(This isn’t me, but my fearless daughter. I’m the one on the net above. I was doing fine until it was time to zip down, something I’ve never done, and I had to meditate on the process for a few minutes, asking the worker lots of questions, as I slowly scooted my way off of the platform.)