Pain is better spoken of than it deserves: by Elizabeth Mitchell

Does our fear of pain make us worship it inadvisably? Shouldn’t we be trying to cure it instead?

Pain is better spoken of than it deserves.

by Elizabeth Mitchell

True, true and unrelated. That is how it is.
My friends believe my pain drives me to God
If so, by now I ought to be a spiritual whiz
Since I am not, I feel wicked, also odd

It is true pain makes one humble
But a way around heartbreak should be included
They say we are driven to face God by trouble
But since I have not arrived, they may be deluded

It is also true that pain can help with compassion