Thursday, April 23, 2015
Things Will Work Out
This week I finished Unbroken, which I'd started back in January but had put away (its a difficult subject matter). This paragraph stuck out to me, reminding me what a gift it is to have HOPE!
Given the dismal record of raft-bound men, Mac's despair was reasonable. What is remarkable is that the two men who shared Mac's plight didn't share his hopelessness. Though Phil was constantly wondering how long this would go on, it had not yet occurred to him that he might die. The same was true for Louie. Though they both knew that they were in an extremely serious situation, both had the ability to warn fear away from their thoughts, focusing instead on how to survive and reassuring themselves that things would work out.