Dealing With Our Pain

25 thoughts on “Dealing With Our Pain”

  1. Dear Jake, thanks so much!…I like your an introvert, yet love people!
    May the Lord continue to use us in loving others into the kingdom. Xx

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  2. “Despite the time I spend in study and reflection, I don’t come at life from an intellectual distance.” –love this and I know it’s true because when I pay attention to what you write, good things happen in my spiritual understanding. Not always comfortable things –ha! but eventual progress. Roll on 20 April and the release of your newest book!

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      1. I was sitting here considering your comment to Jake, when your response to me came through! Quite strange when there’s such a distance between us. ‘Growing beyond’ are two words that are very special to me, from Jake’s last book 🙂

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  3. I too used to be an introvert. I’ve mentioned my weight issue. I was teased because others did not understand my situation. Now that I am doing something about it people see me in the gym and see that I’m trying. God helped me to be more comfortable with others.

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    1. “I was teased because others did not understand my situation.” A lot I could say in response so good reason to keep this brief! I’ve an entirely physical problem with swallowing food and struggle with eating enough. I know what it is to experience others not understanding (in a myriad different ways). I’m glad you’ve come to terms with difficult things, even though our situations are different. Very happy for you Kathy xx

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      1. Thank you. Praise God. He makes all things possible. We have an 8 year old niece. When she was an infant I promised to be at her wedding someday. My situation could have shortened my life. Now eat healthier and exercise in moderation because of chronic pain from a work injury. It took a few years to lose weight because it’s a slow process. I am so thankful to God for this blessing.

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  4. I have said many times that God has a sense of humor, as evidenced by Her calling my off the scale introverted self to be a social worker and to do a deacon’s work! I am exhausted by Zoom meetings – I don’t even have to be in the room with people to get that connection. Similar to you, I understand the world through my intuition and the ‘feel’ I get from people and places. All created things have a ‘feel’ to them and when I interact from that place of knowing – of loving God’s creation – I am at my truest self – I think that is what people mean when they say ‘most authentic’ – when they come from the place where God’s love for His creation interacts through them with creation. Letting God’s love come forth is hard work and I am glad that the older I get the easier it is for me to love myself and give myself that ‘sabbath’ time. I guess this is a long way round to say “I feel ya!”

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  5. It simply seems uncanny, coincidental, a Godincidence, that I read Richard Rohr’s Universal Christ and am challenged and moved by it and then shortly thereafter discover the writings of this guy Jake Owensby on FB only to discover he is an Episcopalian Bishop. This Canadian Anglican does not treat this lightly and is ever so thankful.

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    1. I’m grateful for our connection, too. You know, I’ve always wanted to go to Canada and never had the opportunity. It’s really nice to have a connection up north!

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