The holy or the broken Hallelujah

“Hallelujah” via

Silent Night, Children’s Choir via

Sometimes we find that life places holes in our hearts. Holes that never fully disappear. They house emptiness. They house sorrow. They house all of the things we wish to have never experienced. But, hopefully, over time, little by little, moment by moment, day by day, month by month, year by year, those holes begin to fill. They fill slowly, not always steadily, but if we let them, they fill. And if we let them fill, they will fill with love. Love that doesn’t remove the memory, but brings it peace. Love that allows us to wake up again and begin to heal. Love is the only thing strong enough to fill those holes. To overcome those sorrows, that emptiness. So I pray that each day slowly, but surely those holes that we all have begin to fill. That love can find its way in.

“There’s a blaze of light in every word
It doesn’t matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah”

– Leonard Cohen, “Hallelujah”


Posted on December 17, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Sometimes you come across articles, long ones, covering sheets and sheets of paper.They have good content, a great thought behind them, but they don’t do much to your heart.They don’t linger in your mind.
    And then you come across pieces like this one-short, precise, to the point and yet somehow they touch something in you. Their feel remains unforgettable.
    I am so glad to have read this, and am praying for anyone suffering right now to have their wounds healed.
    That they find love.


  2. Very true, I try not to look at past events and broken loves be seen as negative but rather a learning experience, a creation of who you now.


  3. Thanks for the very inspiring blog….


  4. It is so true that healing takes place over time and with love…Diane


  5. Thanks for this beautiful post. I offer my love and I welcome the love of others and may all the holes that need healing let the love in and watch the hole begin to fill…


  6. I agree…love is the only thing strong enough to fill those holes…to let love find it’s way into each and everyone’s heart.


  7. Hi Lauren! I got goosebumps reading this, made me think of the shooting of those poor children and the grief their families will be feeling! I hope you okay? ……Paula xx


  8. Lovely words and a beautiful share.
    Be well


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