|from the New York Times|
My latest submission explores the power of looking and seeing the world and its woundedness.
There is something deeply powerful about the act of bearing witness, something we often discount, especially those of us Americans who value action over reflection, repose, discernment, and silence. Doing nothing, even for the sake of discerning what to do, leaves us panicky. And so, if we can't fix, change, or control a person, a situation, a feeling, or an event, our next default is to ignore it, pretend it isn't there, and look away.
Sometimes choosing to look, as hard as it may be, may be the most faithful thing we can do.
*I take up the importance of knowing when to look away in my next outing at Real Spiritual for Real Life."