As someone who has experienced the effects of mental illness in my life and experienced the reaction of the church and it’s members to mental illness, we need more people and organizations like this. People and Christians who present the hope that can be found in mental illness through the redemption that can only come from Jesus and not just shaming them and telling them it’s a sin in their life.
I’ve tried to forget, to run away
from your gaze that makes my heart sway.
I resigned myself to be content
to watch from afar and see your love spent.
I thought I understood your looks,
but I have read too many books
of fairy tales and loves first kiss
to understand something was amiss.
I’ve seen how her eyes glow and shine
and now know that you can never be mine.
So I’ll be happy for you now,
but will always wonder how
you got the fairy tale ending
while I’m left reading the book.