Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cruciformity: Reality Unblurred

"Our life is full of brokenness — broken relationships, broken promises, broken expectations. How can we live with that brokenness without becoming bitter and resentful except by returning again and again to God's faithful presence in our lives." — Henri Nouwen

What Does 'Cruciformity' Mean to Me?

Brokenness, at the hands of those I trusted, propelled me towards an awe-filled, dynamic relationship with God. My shame and pain constantly intersects with the divine story of the cross. Like Jesus' crucifixion, I felt crucified by some who claimed to know him.

Betrayal and abandonment inflicted intense pain—suffering that seemingly destroyed my hopes, dreams and reputation—yet, ultimately infused life into the passion God placed into my heart. To make sense of these life-shattering events, I searched God's Word. I needed answers to my "Whys?"

Every day, I discover God's trustworthy character. Only he provides the example of how he desires life to be lived. This blog will chronicle my discoveries about faith, love, power, and hope.

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