Saturday, July 18, 2009

Terry Pluto: In dark times, it can be hard to trust in God: Faith and You

I've not met Terry Pluto, but I'd like to. He's a sports columnist for the Plain Dealer in Cleveland, and he also writes on faith from time to time. He's worth reading, so I thought I'd share his latest. Here are the opening lines; you'll need to click the link below to read the rest:
A friend for whom my wife and I had been praying was seemingly clear of breast cancer. The news had been good for a few years. She and her husband are in their 30s, and they have three children under the age of 10.

Answered prayers?

Just this week, our friend was told that the cancer had roared back with a vengeance to several parts of her body.

So often, we tell a person who's gotten such devastating news that we're so sorry to hear what happened. We may say something like, "Keep the faith."

"But there are times when keeping the faith is really, really hard," said the Rev. Bruce Riebe of St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church in Brecksville. "And I've said it myself to people whose faith was really shaking."
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