I mentioned earlier this week that I can get pretty uncomfortable with the gray parts of life, but I am also fully aware that that is where all the real learning takes place. I am aware that it is out of our shadowy places that light eventually emerges.
I just happened upon a truly nasty blog that calls itself Christian, in which the author "hints" at the fact that Mother Teresa was not a "real" Christian because she had such a long period of Darkness, that she admitted her doubts, that she struggled with her relationship to God, to the Infinite Divine, to this Life.
Those are exactly the reasons I admire her.
As we enter this day that we seemingly paradoxically call "Good," we might remember that the greatest minds and spirits are those that are unafraid of the dark, even when they are not promised a candle.
Are you willing to look at your own darkness? Are you willing to confront the parts of you that, in little ways every day, dampen your capacity to Love?
Are you willing to dance with your shadows and just trust?