Friday, April 20, 2012

Tragedy and Opportunity

art by Daphne Minkoff
It is nearly impossible in the midst of tragedy to see opportunity.  We have no perspective, we are grieving, and we need time to heal.  However, once we are able to find our balance, we can often find that tragedy helps us grow....maybe not in a way we would have ever chosen for ourselves, but grow nonetheless.
This article is written from a business point of view, but has spiritual value. I especially liked, Perfection is boring, and unacknowledged imperfections are dangerous. Now, none of us is perfect; we are all sinners. Sin shouldn't be sin as "fun" or whatever the opposite of "boring" is, since sin is deadly, but our unacknowledged sins are indeed dangerous. 

In the end, the author writes that tragedy can be transformative, and as Christians, we believe that it can transform us for the better.  I wholly believe (and often tell my children), "There is no situation so bleak that God's grace cannot redeem it."

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