Experience shared.

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“Christ comes alive in the communion between people. When we are alone, even joy is, in a way, sorrow’s flower:   lovely, necessary, sustaining, but blooming in loneliness,  rooted in grief.  I’m not sure you can have communion with other people without these moments in which sorrow has opened in you, and for you; and I am pretty certain that without shared social devotion one’s solitary experiences of God wither into a form of withholding, spiritual stinginess, the light of Christ growing ever fainter in the glooms of the self.”

 (from My Bright Abyss by Christian Wiman pp 20-21)

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