Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Transitions and Hope

Transitions challenge. Depending on the nature of them, some transitions are steeper challenges: the loss of a loved one; the loss of work; the end of a marriage; and receiving a diagnosis with an impact on future health. Each of those upends the way people present themselves to the world and changes self-perception.
Along with external realities, transitions challenge everyone spiritually, that is, one’s interior, heartfelt landscape. Spiritual coping is as necessary as living without another, without paychecks, without health.
Young people face numerous transitions as they mature. Becky Eldredge recalls
The question I am asked often by others in a period of transition...is, “How do I hold on to hope in this time of change?”
The second link in her dotMagis post is worth perusing: imagination in prayer is often misunderstood.
Wiki-image by Wolfgang Sauber of Hope used by CC BY-SA 3.0.

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