I know life is burdensome at times. But why do the dominoes all fall down when you just touch one? Why do the laws of physics function like that?
Let me give some examples. You try to connect with a body of believers and they are supposed to be the most loving, forgiving and patient and sometimes they can be quite the opposite. You may ask the leadership team some questions and instead of answering your vulnerable questions openly they get defensive. And they think you aren’t going along with their program and you feel separated from a once comfortable spiritual environment.
Or one of your family members is sick and bedridden at a hospital and they don’t have many people to console in, so you give them loving support. But you are struggling at work because you are taking too much time off to help them out. And some of your friends are like, “Why go through all this trouble to help them out? You look stressed. You need a break. Can’t someone else help out?” What sounds like caring advice comes across as apathy. You know all the sick family member has is you. So you’ll put their needs above yours.
The dominoes are falling down, one by one. What are you are going to do about it?
I know all the metaphors of pain and breakthrough. The night changing to the day. The climax and resolution in a story. But does that ease your heart and mind?
I am not trying to sound depressed but simply ask an honest question. Why do all the dominoes have to fall down at once?