A direction in learning

Painful as it may be,
a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction
that serves us and those around us more effectively.
Look for the learning.

Louisa May Alcott

(This handwrought weathervane came from the 12th century Church of Cranham, Essex, England, where James Oglethorpe is buried / Savannah, GA / Julie Cook / 2016)

Sometimes, learning comes easy.
It comes from the obvious,
the expected,
the familiar.

At other times, it seems to happen out of the blue.
It is unexpected,
even painful…

The delivery matters not,
it is what is taken away from the experience which matters most.

Remembering such, is just as important as the lesson to be learned…

Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God;
whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.

2 John 9:11

15 comments on “A direction in learning

  1. KIA says:

    Alcott was unitarian universalist by the way, not christian

  2. Wally Fry says:

    Dang. Looks like I am not the only person catching flak for my quotes. Glad to have company lol

  3. Lynda says:

    Julie, my friend, it matters not who speaks the words for the Holy Spirit can use any vessel. There is great truth in what Ms. Alcott wrote and I have been praying that very way for another family member but I’ll let you know about that in an email. We are all in need of one another’s prayers. Blessings on your day Julie!

  4. Beautiful words Julie. Thank you.

  5. Ya know lots of people had good things to say that were not Christians and that did not go against Christian beliefs. And I quote many of those myself. A lovely post, missy! As you can see I took exception to that comment at the top. Love, N πŸ™‚ ❀

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