“i think the trouble is i actually long for pain removal. the absence of pain. the abracadabra kind of pain removal that some parts of my faith experience once promised. pray harder, hope more, surrender more, and it will be “gone”. i know better by now, i really do, but still, if i’m really honest, i keep wanting (and in weird crazy ways still expecting) pain removal. what i got instead was a reminder that hope this side of heaven is about pain relief.”

December 28, 2011

kathy escobar / prayer / spirituality