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Suffering – Christine Valters Paintner

October 8, 2018

When we face this magnitude of suffering we are moved to the question of ‘why’?  Yet we are also called to recognize that we do not know the answer; we rest in humility rather than theological platitudes.  We may want to try and make sense of it in order to obtain a feeling of control, yet that is another way we run away from the fierceness of the storm.”

 — Christine Valters Paintner, PhD Desert Mothers and Fathers: Early Christian Wisdom Sayings Annotated and Explained

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