When we face the worst that can happen in any situation, we grow.
When circumstances are at their worst, we can find our best.
Elisabeth Kubler Ross
I have a great book called Soul Happy and I continue to find some of the best quotes in it. I am drawn to this quote as I journey through this week at The Journey. There is such truth to it. I have been asking my group this week….are you growing. I believe more deeply every day, that is what is important. There is so much to the day-to-day that we can not influence or control, but we can control our actions and attitudes to ensure we are creating circumstances that invite us to grow….
And then to consider when our circumstances are at their worst, we can find our best. I believe this is a matter of timing. I am not sure that I have ever believed in the moment that my best is found in my worst moments, but I do believe it when I am able to reflect back over those difficult times.
This week we have looked a fair bit at the struggle. We have talked about how there would be no Easter without a Good Friday. It is evident that Christ calls us to remember our brokenness. During communion, we are asked to gather and remember the struggle in the breaking of the bread and the drinking of the cup. We are remembering “on the night he was betrayed…a picture of circumstances at their worst.
It is my prayer this week that I will continue to grow and remember that when circumstances are at their worst, we can find our best.