recently my hermit mode was shaken because some friends called for a meet-up, and i haven't seen them in years. But when i did meet them, i actually had a good time catching up and reminiscing all the fun times we had - 8 years ago! man, that seemed so long ago.
towards the end of the meetup, we delved into a deep discussion about God, our beliefs, and pent up angst. it struck a chord to hear her say she is bitterly angry at God because of something personal that happened. I .. .didnt know how to react, but to just sit there, listen, and be there for her. We all hear stuff on the pulpit about people cursing God when tough times come, but never for one second have I ever thought it would happen so close to home.
I held back my tears as I listened, and throughout the journey home, what she said, and what she felt kept playing in my head, as I try to understand her bitterness and how i should respond - or how should i have responded. I've never felt such intense honesty and pain before coming from someone, and it hurts me to see her hurting.
All i will do is to pray as she heads back and i hope, something good will come out of this.