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It may not be only the terror and injustice that afflict so much of life which make the faith choice seem so difficult. At times it may simply be the familiar drudgery of daily living.

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In the fall of 1939, nine-year-old Janina David moved with her mother and father into the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw. It was  a calculated risk.

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Cynthia Bourgeault: Substitutionary atonement theology was there from the beginning in the Old Testament in the Temple theology with its sacrificial system and they just took the system and that was in place thirty years after Jesus’ death.

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At the end of 1942 Janina David was a twelve-year-old only child living with her mother and father in the Warsaw ghetto.

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Richard Rohr: If holy affirming is first of all life, then the holy denying is almost inevitable, otherwise we would idolize the holy affirming. It keeps everything flowing. We can’t have it forever. Everything passes away. This everything that passes away is also reborn in God.

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It is one of the more puzzling things Jesus is ever reported to have said,

12Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do…

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Richard Rohr:

I told Cynthia that she has this marvelous ability to talk with intellectual brilliance but she always brings it down into the heart. The head and the heart work together so beautifully.

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Every conversation with a human being is a two-way street.

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If you have spent any time with children, you have likely heard the words. Perhaps you have said them yourself. Or at least you have experienced the feeling even if you are too sophisticated to express it out loud. It is an almost universal lament.

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I get the accusation of being a universalist all the time.

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