The Rose and The Thorns


I snapped this pic because it reminded me

that as beautiful as the rose is,

there are thorns close by.

There is always pain hidden in our joy,

and joy and beauty within our sorrows.


2 thoughts on “The Rose and The Thorns

  1. This is so timely Andie. I just texted something similar to a friend who is supporting parishioners in the closing of a small church near hers. On a different note, many years ago after having journeyed through a very difficult time, I thanked our Lord for the pain as I knew that without the pain, I would never appreciate the joy so deeply.

    1. Oh Lynda, that’s so true. When we can look through the pain we can grow and then, as you said so beautifully, appreciate the joy. Thanks for stopping by!

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