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Transforming Our Pain — Jake Owensby

May 15, 2021

A timely and powerful reflection from my friend Jake!

A local news outlet reported that Alexandria—where my wife Joy and I reside—is the second most dangerous place to live in Louisiana.

Shootings have been making headlines pretty often lately. So our violent crime ranking did not come as much of a surprise. Besides, we’ve known for a while that our state as a whole makes the national top ten list for violence: number six according to 2020 statistics.

As I reflected on the violence that surrounds me, some words from Richard Rohr came to mind. “If we do not transform our pain, we will most assuredly transmit it.” …read further on:

Love is the only power that will transform our pain and deliver us from violence.

Transforming Our Pain — Jake Owensby
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