Transform then transmit

“If the pain of your story is not transformed, it will be transmitted.” —Richard Rohr

In my Friday post I wrote about re-creation at Easter, and I mentioned several painful stories that had been transformed into wonderful light.

Could those stories have ended differently?

Of course. Sandrine Craig’s family could have wallowed in the pain, nurturing it until it devoured their lives and radiated to everyone around them. Terry Fox could have stayed at home in a bout of self-pity that poisoned his relationships with others. Christopher Reeve could have steeped himself in bitter resentment.

But they didn’t.

They transformed their pain, so that what they transmitted was not dark bitterness, but beautiful light.

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About Arlene Somerton Smith

Writer, laughing thinker, miner of inspirational insights, sports fan, and community volunteer

Posted on April 26, 2011, in Belief, Inspiration, outreach and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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