In my grief and sorrow it is tempting to dig a moat, draw up the bridge to my heart and wait out life like I am under seige.
But that would be wasting this pain and I won’t do that.
I won’t dishonor Dominic and dishonor Jesus by refusing to love.
Just a few days after Dominic ran ahead to heaven, my youngest son wrote this:
“If you are surrounded by life you will be surrounded by death, if you feel love you will also feel pain. But never let the fear of death or pain rob you of the joy of LIFE and LOVE.”
Fear is a thief.
It sneaks in and can rule my heart before I even know it.
I will not bar the door to love, but I will barricade it against fear.
I refuse to let fear win.