Sunday, September 14, 2008

The difficult, the beautiful


I now realize, God, how much you have given me. So much that was beautiful and so much that was hard to bear. Yet, whenever I showed myself ready to bear it, the hard was directly transformed into the beautiful.

Etty Hillesum quoted in God-Birthing by Michael Dwinell


  1. Oh what a timely and important reminder! Thank you!

  2. Yes, I agree, Kristin.

    I've admired Etty Hillesum for a long, long time now but that particular quotation is new to me.

  3. Wow ! I totally agree, by accepting the hardship one can find such joy in life.

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