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It is the illusion of strength that separates me from life leaving me unconscious of the Divine Presence that is the source of true power.

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Patti Smith’s offering of Bob Dylan’s “It’s A Hard Rain Gonna’ Fall” at the Nobel Prize award ceremony on 10 December 2016 is a prophetic lament for a broken world.

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I spent the past three days in a lecture theatre at the University of Victoria attending the “Global Connections: Critical Holocaust Education in a Time of Transition” Conference.

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On the whole in our culture we do not do well with vulnerability.

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Heather Kopp offers a profound challenge to the church.

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Jean Vanier knows a bit about the frailty of the human condition.

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In response to my post “The Hard Work of Love” I was sent an interview with Brene Brown who believes that “Courage is borne out of vulnerability, not strength.”

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Today Christians around the world will kneel or stand in churches and receive on their foreheads a black smudge of ash in the form of a cross. The administration of this sign will be accompanied by the words, “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.”

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Many years ago when I thought faith was primarily a matter of discussion and debate, I ran frequently into an argument that made me feel particularly vulnerable.

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I received an email yesterday containing quotes from Pema Chodron.  Her analysis of many peoples’ life experience is  profound and helpful.

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