Lived Theodicy

Before you offer up a neatly wrapped and clean answer to someone who is suffering and struggling with some terrible loss, go read Sarah Bickle’s thoughts as she guest-blogs at Real Live Preacher.

Interestingly, my bravest friends, be they Christian pastors or confirmed heathens, have tended to explain the least. Instead, they have quietly anointed us with their kindnesses. They have prepared meals for us in the presence of our bitter enemy. They are holding our hands as we walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death.

May we all remember to explain less and spend more time quietly anointing with kindness.

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