Not at the top - Words of Joy
From a distance, mountains draw attention as they add shape, texture and definition to the landscape. Close up, they’re even more impressive, and daunting if a climb is being contemplated. Are we adequately prepared? Have we remembered to bring all the equipment necessary for the task? Questions flood in and fear can paralyse our steps. Similarly, mountains loom large and sudden in our lives, leaving us feeling weak-kneed with indecision, crippled by anxiety and with a heart sinking in discouragement. How in the world do we face up to (never mind scale) this mountain of:shame, sickness, pain, grief, hardship, loss,