Why the pain?

In life, hardship is never intentionally given, but it is never an accident. Fear is never forced on to us, but it is never present without purpose. Pain is never deliberately inflicted, but it is never by mistake.

Thus, what if pain is actually Love knocking on the doors of our heart, seeking to come in? What if pain is Love desiring to comfort and heal us?  What if pain is Love saying, "Look here! I have yet to touch this!"

Because Love loves us too much to leave behind a single tear left unwept, or an ounce of anger left unreleased, or a wound left uncomforted and unhealed.

But Love cannot repair what pain we do not reopen or acknowledge.

Love cannot comfort what we hide.

And Love cannot heal what we claim is not broken.