"...nothing can be a dead end; everything is capable of new meaning. We are indeed saved by gazing upon the wounded one--and loving there our own woundedness and everyone else's too (John 3:14, 12:32, 19:37). We can dare to be mutually vulnerable instead of trying to protect ourselves and impress each other. This is the core meaning of the Christian doctrine of Trinity; the very character of God is mutual deference, recognition, and love, not self-assertion, much less domination or manipulation of the other."
Lessons from Grief
This is a quote from Richard Rohr, a Catholic priest whose talks are available on-line. It is from a series on initiations. He was talking about grief and the lessons it teaches, but that last line sounded to me like an echo from O'Sensei.