She makes the point that pain is not something we can avoid. The more we try to run from it,
the more we find it popping up around every corner. She also notes that it is not neutral.
"Pain is provocative. Pain pushes people to the edge, causing them to
ask fundamental questions such as "Why is this happening?" and "How can this be fixed?" Pain brings
out the best in people along iwh the worst. Pain strips away all the illusions required to maintain the status quo. Pain begs for change ..."
She ends by saying... "Pain makes theologians of us all"
How do we make the practice of feeling pain a spiritual practice. Obviously a first step is to accept pain as part of life, and move through it, rather than trying to run away from it. A second step is to change the triangle that is us, God, and pain. When in pain, Taylor suggests, we bargain with God, beg God for help, call God's honor into question, challenge God. What we need to do she says is turn away from the God in charge of pain removal toward the God who stays with us through the pain no matter what we say and do.