It is all too easy to turn away from the reality of the deep darkness and evil in this world. It is understandable that we desire our Christmas trees earlier and earlier each year; to rinse the bad taste of all that troubles us out of our mouths, replacing it with the taste of peppermint. But we cannot follow the way of Jesus unless we are willing to look into the heart of darkness and exhibit compassion for those we meet there.

-Br. Jim Woodrum, SSJE

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