The Art of Bloodletting: translating suffering to the shared page, with Jeanne Murray Walker.
Great suffering took Jeanne Walker to a land she did not know—where she had to wait.
In America, waiting is not acceptable. Our society honors ambitious people who build buildings, plant crops, etc…, and anyone who is not active is viewed as pitiable. However, there’s a good deal of power in waiting. Jesus put himself in waiting—productive waiting and prayer in the garden.
Out of silence a still, small voice comes forth if we remain attentive and listening! We must steward the afflictions God has granted us when the time is right. We may remain silent in the midst of it, but later (maybe even years later) we must address the issue by telling our story in the form of writing.