It does not fit well with our normal way of thinking these days to say it, but it is alright to be fragile. It’s ok to be vulnerable. It’s the meek to whom Jesus bequeathed the world. And Paul, beset by all kinds of fears and worries, sought the Lord about it:
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)
I will boast (the word means “Exult”!) of my weaknesses. I am content with all that stuff that comes at us…
Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.
Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.”
― Brené Brown,