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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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In his novel The Shack William Paul Young struggles with the human experience of tragedy.

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The process of forgiveness is the process of letting go.

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I am not sure my faith is as big as Victor Lee Austin, Leonard Cohen, the author of the “Book of Job,” the prophet Jeremiah, the apostle Paul, Jean Pierre de Caussade, or even Terrence Malick.

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For the person who is in pain:

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In preparation for Pentecost this coming Sunday, I looked back thirteen years and revisited a Pentecost sermon I delivered on 8 June 2003.

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Further texts and reflections on: Tenderness – Gentleness – Mercy – Compassion

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The Holocaust of European Jewry impinges on my consciousness more often than is probably normal. It is tempting in thinking about the Holocaust, to think only of the Nazi-operated concentration and extermination camps.

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Brother Christian de Cherge was one of the seven monks of the Notre-Dame de l’Atlas monastery in the Atlas mountains near Tibhirine south west of Algiers in northern Algeria who was kidnapped on 27 March 1996 and whose deaths were announced in “Communiqué 44” on 21 May.

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Advent is a suffering season.

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