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  • Russell shared from a Personal Document
    The daily experience of suffering -- in one's own life and in the lives of others -- and the array of facts which seem inexplicable to reason are enough to ensure that a question as dramatic as the question of meaning cannot be evaded.
    Note: Wisdom from Pope John Paul II - we can't escape this question
  • Russell shared from Theology and Sanity by Frank Sheed
    Given the rarity of powerful intellects, it is fortunate that sure faith can be had by imperfect intellects.
    Note: #Faith is a gift. Ask & you will receive.
  • Russell shared from Eusebius of Caesarea: Ecclesiastical History by Eusebius of Caesarea
    For what king that ever lived attained such virtue as to fill the ears and tongues of all men upon earth with his own name? What king, after ordaining such pious and wise laws, has extended them from one end of the earth to the other, so that they are perpetually read in the hearing of all men?
    Note: Jesus
  • Russell shared from Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging with Bonus Content by Brennan Manning
    These persons have had their lives laid bare and pushed to the brink of destruction by alcoholism and its accompanying problems. When these persons arise from the ashes of the hellfire of addictive bondage, they have an understanding, sensitivity, and willingness to enter into and maintain healing encounters with their fellow alcoholics. In this encounter they cannot and will not permit themselves to forget their brokenness and vulnerability. Their wounds are acknowledged, accepted, and kept visible. Further, their wounds are used to illuminate and stabilize their own lives while they work to...
    Note: Those in AA are used as examples to demonstrate how our weaknesses can become our strengths.
  • Russell shared from Les Misérables (English language) by Victor Hugo
    The universe appeared to him like an immense malady; everywhere he felt fever, everywhere he heard the sound of suffering, and, without seeking to solve the enigma, he strove to dress the wound.
    Note: Perhaps to make the world a little better, we need not understand it - only relieve some #suffering