Saturday, June 11, 2011

Validation in This Sad, Mad World



“And I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad, the dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had.”


~Roland Orzabal/ Tears for Fears/Gary Jules, Mad World.


Whichever way we find this world nowadays is a reflection of our experience of it.


Roland Orzabal’s words to Mad World, strangely as it might seem, give validation to the Gospel message. Our true experience of existence corresponds, inherently, with God.


And the darkness time; what of it and the Creator?


God intervenes to love us in this stark darkness. Indeed, many have only found God due their most railing of hellish excursions.


This Lord will invade our gloomy being at our merest openness. Love cannot hide when there’s the possibility of reception; but it never foists itself over anyone. Love must be invited.


This dark time seems numbing, hopeless, deluding, maddening, pointless, and too long! And yet, God’s known most personally during such a time. There will be better times in the future where we won’t know God quite so closely. Trust in this Gospel paradox. We bay in that truth now. God is friend, mostly, in our sad, mad world reality.


How? We open our hearts, showering the heavens with our tears of torment; healing for the moment is the inevitable coming. Trust it.


In the deepest of darkness the Lord is closest. Ours is validation when we most need it. This is Good News.


© 2011 S. J. Wickham.

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