Irrigating Hearts with Hope

On this cold dreary Lenten Monday, here’s something to contemplate. As we pass through the wounded paths of our lives, we often leave pieces of brokenness strewn around the most difficult junctures. We can let bitterness turn those broken bits into arid deserts devoid of love, or we can take a different approach.

“Our brokenness is the wound through which the full power of God

can penetrate our being

and transfigure us in God….

Yes, through our wounds

the power of God can penetrate us

and become like rivers of living water

to irrigate the arid earth within us.

Thus we may irrigate the arid earth of others,

so that hope and love are reborn.”

(Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche)

grace, peace & Hope-filled irrigation

Virginia : )

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4 Responses to Irrigating Hearts with Hope

  1. arlene says:

    Have a great week ahead Virginia 🙂

    • Virginia says:

      You too, Arlene – enjoy your garden! Flowering trees are starting to peek out with some unseasonably warm weather, but it’s getting cold again – too early to begin our gardens. ☀️🌷☀️💨💦💨

  2. I love that vision… Our wounds being penetrated by God and releasing His healing power… Diane

    • Virginia says:

      It’s a powerful image, Diane, from someone who knew pain intimately. Sometimes the challenge is letting that knowledge be used of God to help others… Much 💜!

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