Both And

“We’re creatures of both dark and light, suffering and healing, joy and sorrow. The goal isn’t necessarily to extinguish the less-palatable option entirely but to find hope in the basic, simple, elemental stuff of daily living. It’s only in such deep, patient presence that the rush of really living—and not just being alive—comes breaking in.”

— Surviving the Bible: A Devotional for the Church Year 2020 by Christian Piatt