Our recent vacation was wonderfully restorative, giving us the space to soak in the truth of words spoken by the late rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel: Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy. On one of our early morning beach walks John and I felt positively overwhelmed by the goodness of our … More Can we please find another word for “blessed”?
A friend recently passed along an article on suffering that said that “suffering is a gift,” and that suffering “pushes you toward Christ.” I must confess that I couldn’t get through the rest of the article. It seemed to me to be very bad theology. I really gag on the whole idea that there is … More Making Sense of Suffering