Two steps beyond disappointment

I want to explore the gap between our expectations and reality when our inviting of someone does not pan out.¬†We all have our script of what should be and if that does not work out then there is that fear of am I failing?Or am I not measuring up? Or Am I just hopelessly off track and everybody else is on track? And the what’s wrong with me kind of feeling? When the result is so different than what we expected it to be, how can we both sit with that feeling of disappointment, and how can we sit without it long off to see something two steps beyond that disappointment? How can we see something hopeful and trust inducing? I can imagine this was how the disciples were feeling in the time between the crucifixion and resurrection, there was hope but they hadn’t imagined it yet! Invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church.