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In the year that King Uzziah died (see Isaiah 6)

or in the year John F. Kennedy died, in the year innocent people in a theatre died, or in the year somebody you loved died, you go into the temple if that is your taste, or you hide your face in the little temple of your hands, and a voice says, “Whom shall I send into the pain of a world where people die?” and if you are not careful, you may find yourself answering, “Send me.”

You may hear a voice say, “Go”

This is one of my favorite passages from Frederick Buechner. I originally posted this on Facebook five years ago. A good reminder to not just hear but to listen.


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