Showing Our Humanity

Something I’ve always struggled with is being vulnerable with others. I don’t know why it takes me a long time to open up. Maybe it’s memories deep down from when I’ve been hurt in the past and when the piece of me that I shared was used against me.

Maybe we need to see vulnerability as a source of power.

A wise priest, called Fr. John Berry, once told me that we need to show others our humanity: show others that we suffer, struggle, have fears and desires. When we can share our brokenness, we can connect with others at a deeper level. We will begin to see that deep down, we are not so different, you and I. Our experiences may be unique to us, but the suffering, fears, needs, desires, hopes and dreams are universal.

Is there something you can share with someone this weekend?