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Hope & Love & Healing ~ Reflections

Jan 22, 2020


Androscoggin River Series~no. 14

*Brian Wilcox. 'Androscoggin River Series~no. 14.'

A dear friend, a clergy friend, wrote to me during a dark time in my life many years ago. I was delighted to come upon her words again, and to receive fresh inspiration and guidance from them, a breathing of hope, as then...

So very sad. These dark nights seem so long. And hope takes on a different light - not at all what we 'hoped' for. You are in my prayers, ...

Those words "hope takes on a different light - not at all what we 'hoped' for" spoke and speaks to my heart. I had never heard such a way of presenting what appeared to me a hopeful paradox. Hope still, but not anything like I had hoped for... - the loss of what we hoped for, and maybe God hoped for us too, can be lost; but the loss can be, not a loss of hope, but hope in a new light; a reforming of the same dream into a new dream, even better dream. Yes, - a light better than the best of the best of the past light, a dream more splendorous than the most splendorous splendor you anticipated before. Nightmares are sometimes only a brief interlude to an epiphany you never dreamed your eyes could see or dared your eyes to see... - "No, not in this life, not my life. Too good to be true, at least for me." Hum... Yea? Are you sure? Too good to be true for you?

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