What does "All Will Be Well" look like close up?
How can we reconcile the events we meet every day with the ideas of hope and joy?
At least for us at Roses in the Alley, we find an answer in this ancient letter:
"whatever is true, whatever is honorable,
whatever is just, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious,
if there is any excellence
and if there is anything worthy of praise,
think about these things.
Keep on doing what you have learned and received
and heard and seen in me.
Then the God of peace will be with you."
- Paul to the Philippians (from a Roman prison - between A.D. 59 and 63)
It isn't easy, but it also isn't difficult, really.
It requires awaking our spirits and choosing to accept a new lens freely given.
We would never suggest a denial of our realities. We would just offer the hope that reality extends beyond the scope of our limited sight.