Witness to Suffering

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We romanticize suffering because we know the weight of looking at it honestly will crush us. It’s why we have best-selling books about the London Blitz whilst barely taking in the sight of the dusty 3-year-old Syrian toddler covered in blood and dust. Eyes close to reality, lids pulled down by the gravity of the pain. Is art a form …

It’s OK To Be You

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In a rare show of super-vulnerablity, I’m posting the following on my personal Facebook page because I think it’s important. So if I’m posting it there, I might as well post it here.   There are many different ways of being human. It’s just plain arrogance that causes some christians to decide what ways are valid and which ways are …

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Day 28 – Tribes and Sides

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Is the road to hell paved with a vivid imagination?  I’m sitting here watching my kids dressed up in Halloween costumes, at our secular homeschool co-op, blending in with the other costumed kids.  My oldest is reading Harry Potter next to me and I’m wondering if this was the slippery road to hell everyone said it was, or if I was …

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Day 22 – Dancing On Fear

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 Bumped from the archives to continue the theme of fear – and wow. We’re coming up on the 25th anniversary this year.     “The wall was an edifice of fear…For 28 years, East Germans could not even approach it. On Nov. 9, 1989, people danced on it — and the world looked different afterward” — German President Horst Koehler.   …

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On Being A Witness

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“To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda, nor even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery.  It means to live in such a way that one’s life would not make sense if God did not exist.”- Cardinal Suhard I’m in the middle of reading a book called The Warmth of Other Suns.  It’s …