Sunday, December 16, 2007

On the pain of losing a loved one . . .

Because God is never cruel, there is a reason for all things. We must know the pain of loss; because if we never knew it, we would have no compassion for others, and we would become monsters of self-regard, creatures of unalloyed self-interest. The terrible pain of loss teaches humility to our prideful kind, has the power to soften uncaring hearts, to make a better person of a good one.


Excerpt from Dean Koontz's The Darkest Evening of the Year.

3 comments:

Kay said...

Is this just in general, or is it pertinent to you right now?

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

Hi Kay.

Just in general. I was reading that particular book when I came across that passage and wanted to share it. I know it's something many have trouble reconciling with their faith.

Also, I think it's a good example of not preaching while getting the point across.

Mark Harbeson said...

Very eloquently stated.