Open a Locked Door of pain?
Is there meaning behind a Locked Door?
Is there a gift behind a Locked Door?
What about the gift of meaning?
these may be the TOUGHEST QUESTIONS
for survivors of World War II and other trauma
If Trauma has a Gift
(by Janneke Jobsis Brown)
If trauma has a gift
And the gift is bringing meaning to life. The gift is
Its cost is astronomical
People pay with their lives
The wounds are deep, as deep as the soul.
The very Spirit suffers, hides wounds, yearns for healing
If meaning is the gift of trauma
Is the cost then,
a broken spirit?
We hope and pray not. Somehow the spirit heals.
If meaning is the gift of trauma it is
A gift each would choose
with no deadly entrance fee
If meaning is the gift of trauma, then why
Are the causes of trauma often meaningless?
Yet, we must recover
Many find a way to recover.
There is meaning in recovery, there always is.
Ah, recovery has the gift.
And it is never too late for meaning added, value added, to even the greatest losses.
Pending posts this week: Agnieszka Holland‘s Academy Award nominated movie In Darkness about a WWII Polish sewer worker and petty thief who must decide whether to hide or reveal Jewish people found hiding in the sewer system, thoughts on faith, thoughts on “the Banality of Evil.”