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The Cross of Absences

We just celebrated the exaltation of the cross. It is good to remember that much of our lives on this earth is about the cross.

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The Christian Answer to Suffering

Everybody suffers; there is simply no getting around it. Nobody gets through life unscathed. In fact, the universality of suffering is the single greatest argument

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The Amazing Value of Hardship

Hardship is not pleasant. It creates discomfort in our lives. It inconveniences our plans. It discourages us, causing hesitation and inaction. Yet, properly understood, hardship

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The Camino de Santiago is Life

On July 2, 2014, I walked into Santiago de Compostela, the Camino de Santiago, completing five hundred miles of pilgrimage with great jubilance and much

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