faith

Prison

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Do not be so quick to escape the unbearable.  Sometimes it is the very flames of hell that melts the chains which bind us.  

Survivors

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In the darkest periods of life we discover that pain serves a practical and crucial function. In the abyss of hopelessness the only voices heard and the only hands felt may well be of men and women who have experienced the similar torments of our affliction. These hands and voices- having emerged from the darkness- can be the same hands and voices that will one day guide us out of our own. It is through pain that we become free and it is through pain that we are able to help free others.

Depression

 

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I’m convinced in the end we’ll find that helplessness was nothing more than a symptom of a spiritually invigorated life curtailed.

Competition

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G_d made us competitive beings, not for the purpose of outdoing each other but to persevere in our pursuit of finding Him.

Action

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Life is not lived in contemplation.  Life is lived in obedience and creativity.  Obedience is the rope by which we contact G_d.  Creativity is the ladder.