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Readers who have a special interest in believing that faith in God is an escapist evasion of the harsh realities of life, like to suggest that the Jewish Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel lost his faith in God during his internment in Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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On March 17, I posted the story of my experience surrounded by a large group of young children in a chapel service in which they were enthusiastically singing about the drowning of the Egyptians in the Red Sea declaring that “all of Pharaoh’s army did the dead man’s float.”

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“The New Yorker” recently published a book review article by Elizabeth Kolbert titled “The Case Against Kids”, with the provocative subtitle, “Is procreation immoral?”

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2012/04/09/120409crbo_books_kolbert#ixzz1rY8K2vNH

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On March 17 N.T. Wright published an article in The Times of London in which he offered his assessment of Rowan Williams’ tenure as Archbishop of Canterbury and recommended the way forward for Rowan’s successor.

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At her curiously named “Purpose Fairy” blog, Dana suggests fifteen things we might give up in order to improve the quality of our life.

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Brian offers a lovely personal testimony to the power of the inner Christian tradition at:

http://www.contemplative.org/blog/guest-posting-the-growing-christ-by-brian-puida-mitchell/comment-page-1/#comment-3300

It is time for a bit of a blogging break.

The mind becomes cluttered and stretched too thin. It is necessary to reconnect with the stillness and the silence to allow the words and deeds to flow from that place of steadiness.

On April 2 I commented on Andrew Sullivan’s important Newsweek cover story critique of the contemporary Christian church. (https://inaspaciousplace.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/andrew-sullivan-challenges-christians/)

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If we could only see that God is there
in the cracks of our splintered human lives,
we would already be healed. (Ilia Delio, in The Humility of God)

It is easier to talk about death and pain, than beauty and light.

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