confronting suffering

From Christian Wiman’s 2007 essay, Gazing into the Abyss about his return to God, partly through his diagnosis with terminal cancer:

“I was not wrong all those years to believe that suffering is at the very center of our existence, and that there can be no untranquilized life that does not fully confront this fact. The mistake lay in thinking grief the means of confrontation, rather than love.”

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