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Sad is a safe place to be

Feeling sad is a safe place to be. It’s familiar, it’s certain, it’s endearing. It embraces you as a whole, like a hug from your Bestfriend. 96 more words



The sorrow that each one of us feels, but never have the courage to admit we have is one of the things that make us weak the most. 534 more words


In the Wilderness

Many people have been asking what it was like to be in Israel/Palestine for two weeks, and what my most memorable experience was. While both parts of this question are hard to answer in a few words, this Sunday’s Gospel (Mark 1:12-15) brings one memorable moment to mind, and that was the day our group went into the wilderness.  1,277 more words


“How will I ever get out of this labyrinth?” 

— Gabriel García Márquez, The General in his Labyrinth.

We live, we die. But we stay in the labyrinth forever, unnoticed.

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January reminder

It’s a chilly January day in the city. I’m walking near the high street. From a distance, I see a homeless person lying on the pavement, huddled away in their sleeping-bag. 194 more words


The Wounds of Humanity Don’t Belong to Us

There is no doubt there is suffering in the world. Indeed, it’s very nearly the defining quality of life on earth. It is through the broken hopelessness that touches each one of us that we are dragged into spiritual desolation. 843 more words



My fingers ache to write
About things falling apart;
About rubbles
Tainted with fingerprints
That match perfectly with mine.

About rusty chains
Wrapped around the necks… 174 more words