Then I was humming a Kurt Cobain song at our chiropractor that was on while we were getting adjusted (didn't even realize it), (had had a pretty low day myself), to which our chiropractor quickly said, "if he had had a chiropractor adjusting him, he may not have gone down that path".....after the Kurt Cobain references from a friend on Tuesday, and the suicide, I had to wonder....what is my learning?
(don't know yet)....
The darkness of the daily battles people face can be very, very heavy. It breaks my heart to know how many people are suffering from mental illness and feel so isolated in their struggles.
At our open faith discussion on Thursday our theme (not a surprise) was death. We have been working through a book that Max Lucado wrote called “Experiencing the Heart of Jesus”. We are nearing the end, and it never ceases to amaze me how the themes often times line up with what is going on in our community at any given time. So yesterday was death. Not a topic that I enjoy dwelling on much. And yet, there it is.
The silver lining in it all was the image of death as a planting. One in which the body is planted in the ground much like a seed, and through the death and decay new life will spring forth in the resurrection. That is a hopeful and comforting thought.