Tuesday, 27 September 2011

A gift from God?

Swan pond at Culzean
Today, I am being challenged by these words:

Our Greatest Gift from God

On the spiritual journey, there is usually someone in our family, business or community whom we cannot endure, someone who has a genius for bringing out the worst in us. No matter what we do, we cannot seem to improve the relationship. They have not done anything to cause it. God simply uses them to reflect back to us what our problem is. Thus the person who gives us the most trouble may be our greatest gift from God. 
Source: Invitation to love

3 comments:

Crimson Rambler said...

"may," he says. Fortunately -- not "must" or "will" but "may." I'm clinging to that...

liz said...

Phew! Thanks for that Crimson - I hadn't spotted that possible get out clause and I'm all flummoxed with confusion. Been carrying this in my head for much of the day, wanting to reject but not quite able - until now maybe:)

David Denniston said...

Oh... that is a deeply challenging quote. Food for much pondering and praying methinks... ouch!

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