We know, friend, that there are years that ask questions and that there are years that answer. Zora Neale Hurston tells us so. So when we are in the years that ask the questions, embedded in the “why” of our lives, we can bank on the promise of answers. Some soon. Some distant.
The word courage comes from the latin root word cor, or heart. To have courage is to speak to what is in your heart. To ask the questions and wait for the answers that your heart longs for, and to wait, and to wait, and to wait. Courage is to stare, bravely, into the unknown and to ask for grace to move within the state of unknowing. It is to know that you are whole even if you are not answered.
Happy 2014, dear friends. May you have a year of asking and answering. But more importantly, may you have a year that lets you walk beyond the weight and noise of questions and answers into stillness and love.