I was sent this poem by a good friend, during a particularly difficult time. I come back to it again and again (and have even memorised it) because it does me so much good.
I often want to share it with people, but it’s hard to find it online in an easy to link to format, so I’m putting it here.
Don't hide Don't run, but rather discover in the midst of fragmentation a new way forward a different kind of journey marked by its fragility uncertainty and lack of definition. And on that path to hold these hands that even in their brokenness create a new tomorrow. To dance at the margins and to see the face of Christ where hurt is real and pain a way of life. To be touched in the eye of the storm, aware that tomorrow may not bring peace. Impossible, you say; let me retreat and find my rest. What rest, my friend, in these fragmented times? Unless thou lead me, Lord the road I journey is all too hard. Through trust in thee alone can I go on. Toyochiko Kagwa. Japan. (Though google gives me a variety of possible authors)