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The biblical vision of what it means to be truly human is deeply challenging.
Experiencing, in Christ the healed reality of creation, makes possible the most important lesson about resilience that I have learned through the conflicts of early adolescence:
It is impossible to know, and probably not all that helpful to speculate about, the deep mystery that makes it possible for some people to come through dark circumstances relatively intact while others navigating similar circumstances are unable to find a place of stability, health and strength. Read the rest of this entry »
The conversation took place many years ago far from where most of my conversations now occur. But one statement continues to haunt me.
The process of forgiveness is the process of letting go.
I am no expert on forgiveness.
In the face of the tragic realities that so often afflict the world, we need a new strategy.
I suppose the effort to understand has its place…
Life at times travels through troubled terrain. There is no place to hide, no way to avoid the inevitable discomfort of occasionally awkward circumstances.
It seems to come in waves washing ashore at certain times with greater force than at other times. It is not easy to predict. The signs of its approach are not always clear.