If ever you are tempted to use a trendy, Christian-specific cliche’ or code-word when a perfectly acceptable “pedestrian” word or phrase will do, please don’t. It’s very off-putting – even to me – and I’m a Christian. I still remember what it was like on the outside looking in. When two or more Christians were engaged in conversation, their choice of vocabulary often seemed very cliquish or exclusionary. But then again, that may just be me, and as many of you know, my view of the world is ever so slightly askew.
Yes, I understand why things had to happen this way. I understand his reason for causing me pain. But mere understanding does not chase away the hurt. It does not call upon the sun when dark clouds have loomed over me. Let the rain come then if it must come! And let it wash away the dust that hurt my eyes!