(A personal photograph taken on Koh Samet,Thailand, 2013 – from E.Olmsted and reconceptualized for this post)
“Acceptance of the unacceptable is the greatest source of grace in this world.”
It’s snowing again today.
The world is cruel.
We all use someone and are being used by someone.
The only constant in life is change.
Life is short.
I enjoy the word grace because it suggests that any storm has no influence over a soul full of grace. And as I continue to work with teachers across Canada and listen to the conditions within their teaching milieu, I am reminded that there are many souls in our world with such forces embodied. “Free and unmerited favour of God” or “simple elegance” – these are the definitions of grace in printed texts.
But I think what calls you to the classroom experience is your ability to look past the quagmire of doubt and to fortify broken spirits.