Some of Robert Browning's words were recently brought to my attention. They were offered as a small consolation in bereavement, but I quickly saw how they revealed a quiet truth that pertains to the season of Lent—and of course, to all life's seasons.
I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chattered all the way.
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.
I walked a mile with Sorrow
And ne’er a word said she;
But oh, the things I learned from her
When Sorrow walked with me!
I am reminded of the wisdom that is lost in the noise and pleasures of the world. I am reminded of the treasures hidden in both silence and suffering. I am reminded of the need to listen carefully—and walk slowly—along God's Way.
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Posted by: demark8616 -
Mar. 21, 2012 4:58 AM ET USA
"I am reminded of the wisdom that is lost in the noise and pleasures of the world. I am reminded of the treasures hidden in both silence and suffering. I am reminded of the need to listen carefully—and walk slowly—along God's Way." A can't say it better than this - thank you Chris Pelicano - brought a tear to this eye, along with the conviction of the truth of it. .