A tune for your Monday from @BenHarper (Better Way). Remember people, “What good is a cynic, with no better plan?” #Motivation
During times of suffering, no matter how many times we are told that a resurrection is coming, it is tough to believe that we will emerge from the darkness, that we will eventually find that tomb empty and hear our equivalent of “He is no longer here!” How hard it can be to believe that eventually we will find a new moment when hope and joy look different, yet again.
And so, instead of wondering why, we simply persevere, we try to find that joy, to let it transform us and to simply love our way through it all. Because even in our worst moments, this is what God does for us. God loves us back from the edge. God looks at us and says, “You are so beautiful, I love you so much. You are so beautiful. I love you. I love you. You are beautiful.” Even though God knows we cannot fully comprehend.
n. the tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it—whether through envy or pity or simple foreignness—which allows it to drift away from the rest of your life story, until the memory itself feels out of place, almost mythical, wandering restlessly in the fog, no longer even looking for a place to land.
If you think TV On The Radio’s new track is swell, then we can probably be friends.
You know a guy is a good friend when he arranges for tickets for your first ever Notre Dame home football game, picks you up at the airport, AND sends you a book on systems thinking that begins with a quote from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance a day in advance for in flight reading. Tim Sullivan, you are the man.
and at once i knew
i was not magnificent.