Many stories of the ancient Jewish people have a theme of righteous destruction and violence to purge the land of idols and the altars of false gods. If I cast my gaze inward with this destruction in mind, I find I have new language to approach my experiences of pain, of sadness, of anger, of disgust. I can begin to process these experiences, wondering where the pain is coming from, with a question: which idol is being overthrown here?

-Br. Lucas Hall, SSJE

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