Imagine with me someone who was imprisoned underground away from any light for a long period of time. What would happen if you took them and suddenly transported them onto a bright sunny lawn? They would cringe, withdraw, every part would ache and try to run to shade for some relief. Bringing someone out of a life of darkness and pain takes time. The one thing we can offer someone who’s suffered in a prison of pain is HOPE.
Hope is the antithesis of darkness and despair – and it doesn’t bring the pain that exposure does. Hope is gentle and kind, like love. Hope says, “Don’t worry, things can change. It will take time, but you can be free to experience love, faith, peace, and freedom.
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