By Charlene and Rick Niemi
A priest friend recently told me that I cannot always judge past events through the eyes of “what I know now”. That brings to mind thoughts from 1 Corinthians: “At present we see indistinctly, as a mirror…but when the perfect comes…then face to face.”
During this Christmas season if I can allow for the birth of the infant savior within me, no matter how harsh the conditions, then perhaps I will see more clearly God’s will for me.
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord….”
Charlene Niemi, RN, MSW, PhD, is a nurse who has been researching forgiveness and other characteristics in survivors of abuse. Her husband, Rick Niemi, contributed to this reflection as inspiration and co-author.