Grappling with Graffiti

I did a double take when I spotted this graffitied question…”You like your life?” Words scrawled on buildings aren’t always worth thinking about, but sometimes, they really get to the heart. In this case, I thought of our friends here, and all of the challenges that they’ve faced over the years. I thought of the aching that I often sense, and the yearning for something that’s sustainably better.

Then I asked myself this question and others…What are the hard things? What do I do with them? Do I sit with Jesus and hold them out to him, or do I try to figure them out on my own? Do I shine the light of Hope and Peace into the corners of my heart? Or, do I let bitterness, hopelessness, and unforgiveness settle in and get comfy?

Whatever the hard things are, Jesus is with you, He’s for you, and He’s not shocked. Go to Him.

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30


  1. Were you surprised it was in English?

  2. Thanks for the grappling with graffiti. Your words were encouraging as I go through life with my husband’s beginning of dementia. It is all so very new to me. He has been a real tower of help. Can’t believe I forgot those wonderful verses. Praying with you on the new plan on Facebook.

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