“When a good man is troubled or tempted, or is inquieted with evil thoughts, then he understandeth and knoweth that God is most necessary to him, and he may nothing do that is good without Him.”—Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ, translated by Richard Whitford
(Among the people facing the most trouble on a daily basis are fathers. “Sons are put on this earth to trouble their fathers,” says Paul Newman’s character, a mob boss with a psychopathic son, in the 2002 film The Road to Perdition. On this Father’s Day, we hope and pray that our parents draw their strength from God as they face their trials and tribulations.)
Notes Toward a Politics of Forgiveness.
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