“In order to build the movements capable of transforming our world, we have to do our best to live with one foot in the world we have not yet created. I believe unhealed trauma is the most dangerous force on earth. It’s the mechanism through which violence and cruelty and greed reproduce.”
This quote from Aurora Levins Morales, from her incredible collection of essays called, Medicine Stories (one of my favorite books), is one of my favorite quotes. It reminds me of the unpredictable, indiscriminate nature of trauma and the harm unhealed trauma creates. It also reminds me of resilience and hope.
From a Christian perspective, it reminds me that I must choose to have “one foot” planted in the new age that has broken into this old one by the arrival of Christ the King.
The old is passing away.
New creation has begun.
An alternative future of new possibilities await us.