Thank you in advance for forgiving my brief hiatus.
No excuses to offer, just a conflict of priorities and a decision made to let rest become my temporary priority.
In between errands, life pursuits, and other strategic musings, I had the opportunity to behold something special in a current read on Whitespace, spirituality, and ptsd. Towards the end of a chapter, the author called for the reader (me) to take a moment and consider what Jesus would say in a letter. Hmmm. My initial response was, “I don’t have time for this.”
Three weeks later, I’m here contemplating what would Jesus write to me in a letter today.
The author challenged for the reader to envision what Jesus may say and write those words down. The author also called for the reader to pen a letter back to Jesus as well.
Part of me believes, that evading the thought of Jesus’s words to me may be a numbing moment of just gliding through the days without needing to ‘feel’ any turmoil—ie vulnerability.
Fortunately, when life or Jesus has something for you to know, it doesn’t fade because
you I am not ready to hear it.
I had an interview recently and during both phases of it, I found myself open and sharing some truly vulnerable past experiences. At one point, I revealed something that I had not even uttered to my inner self.
So, as I sit contemplating what Jesus may want to say to me in a letter.
I think his words would be brief. It would read something similar to this.
“Coretta trust yourself. Your experiences are real. All of your experiences are blessings, but some hurt more than others. My love for you has never wavered. Give yourself the same freedom to show up as you give others.”
And of course, my response or letter back to Jesus would simply read, “Thank you.”