Did you ever notice that stress doesn’t go away – it just changes form? That’s because the stress wants to change you.
If you let go of people, you can love them more because then they do not exist only to serve your purposes. They can then be what they were created to be, and you can love them for it.
Getting older is not about putting yourself together more. It is about being taken apart, piece by piece, until you are finally on your knees in death.
The pain is only yours. You cannot deposit it anywhere and no one can take it from you. You can only hope to have it transformed.
It is easy to get ahead of ourselves and God when we don’t believe that he will eventually speak.