I read this beautiful post by Ann Voskamp of A Holy Experience in an (in)courage email the other day called, ‘What a Parent Wants to Say Before a Child Leaves.’ I read it like three times. I could not stop. About halfway through the open letter to her teenage son there is a picture of a suitcase and a boy’s shoes followed by some of the best advice I’ve ever read. Like this:
And the only life worth living is the scandalous one: scandalous love, offensive mercy, foolish faith.
Be okay with not being liked: life’s about altars not applause. And be okay with not being seen or heard. It’ll let you hear and see better.
Have any of you read Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts? It’s been on my list for months, and her (in)courage post reminds me of how beautiful her writing style is.
I hope you’re all having a beautiful weekend.