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the recovery of lament

“It is in the recovery of lament that I believe the Church has its greatest capacity to speak forcefully again into the culture around us. It is in our ability to weep, to moan, to wail in worship that we recover the peripheries of human existence, and find that God is there as well. No trite phrases or contrived ambivalence will do – we must face our sufferings, and those of our people, head on.”

– dan wilt, artisan

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For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~T.S. Eliot

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly ; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”

– Teddy Roosevelt

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a beautiful transparency

There is a beautiful transparency to honest disciples who never wear a false face and do not pretend to be anything but who they are.

– Brennan Manning

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