He misses a joy, who cannot endure a thorn.
Resolve to Live
By Elece Hollis
If my hands are closed, holding tightly to what I have,
I cannot receive what God wants to place in them.
If my eyes are closed tightly to shut out painful sights
I fear to see, I will not see beauty.
If my heart is shut up against the hurt of others,
I will have no strength to deal with my own wounds.
If my mind is closed to the ideas of those I disagree with,
I will not know if what I believe is truth.
Open my hands.
Open my eyes.
Open my heart.
Open my mind.
Here is life—and I don't want to miss it,
Glorious, painful, awesome,