After my first three weeks working as a chaplain at Children’s Hospital, I’ve seen incredible resilience. Children, families, and staff working for months to find healing, a cure, rehabilitation, and new life. I’ve seen the capacity of even the youngest children to fight towards health and joy through illness and pain. But I’ve also seen how fragile life can be. How easily broken we are in body and spirit. And how quickly we can be succumbed by the darkness of death and suffering.
There is a beauty in embracing the full spectrum of our humanity. Of knowing we were created with both incredible resilience and vulnerable fragility. And there is a comfort in following the one who fully knows our fragility and resiliency, being fragile enough to be killed on a cross, but, in a miraculous act of resilience, overcame death to rise again.