To Grow is to experience new feelings, new awakenings, new life.
It is to stand before the Lord of Creation with an enriched sense of wonder and awe with a renewed spirit of justice and love with a deeper knowledge of the mysteries of life.
To grow is to change... it is becoming a new being, a new creature, a new creation.
This newness is bought at a great price... The price of tears... separation... confrontation... decisions.
It is like a precious pearl, the healing ointment, the cedar of Lebanon. It is a rebirth, a plunging into the depths of suffering a rising to the heights of ecstasy.
It is to be a pilgrim on the way to be under the cloud of unknowing to be centered in faith and hope to be anchored in that love which surpasses all understanding.
To grow is to become.