Thursday, January 27, 2005

Beautiful Affliction

This speaks volumes to me

O Beautiful Affliction

by David Baroni

O Beautiful Affliction
Merciful painThis mortal wounding bringing me to life again
In suffering there’s healing
This darkness revealing
Silence speaking volumes to my soul
O Beautiful Affliction
Blessed brokenness that makes me whole


Blogger Twyla said...

Wow. This resonates on many levels. What strange truth is this, healing through suffering? I don’t understand it and I struggle against it. I suppose I’m like the drowning woman struggling against her rescuer, not realizing that I need only rest into the arms of affliction to be freed from the dark waters threatening to suffocate me. Or like the angry sleeper resentful of the blaring alarm, not realizing that without it she would never awaken. Thank you for sharing this. I’ll be chewing on it for awhile.

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