By Elizabeth McLaughlin, Ph.D. |
January 10, 2011
“Why love, if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore: only the life I have lived. Twice in that life I’ve been given the choice: as a boy and as a man. The boy chose safety, the man chooses suffering. The pain now is part of the happiness then. That’s the deal.”
Jack from “Shadowlands” by C.S. Lewis
That’s the deal; pain and happiness are part of reality and we choose our response. This quote from C.S. Lewis, in the play Scott directed a couple of years ago at Little Flower Church in South Bend, Ind., is about the love and suffering of Jack Lewis and Joy Greshem, as she slowly loses her life to cancer. Anyone who has had the privilege of knowing Scott Johnson, saw first-hand, everyday, how a Christian disciple chooses to face suffering honestly, while living well and loving others with the heart of the Master. He chose to inhale grace and exhale gratitude.
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