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In her autobiography, The Long Loneliness, Dorothy Day shares how she once prayed at a very low time in her life.
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Have you ever watched a typical, moody adolescent interact with his or her family in public? Picture a 16-year-old girl in a restaurant with her parents and younger siblings. She's at the far edges of both the table and the conversation, ashamed of her family.
Peter Maurin, the man who helped Dorothy Day found the Catholic Worker movement, used to say: "When you don't know what else to do, keep going to meetings!" Sound advice.
Perhaps the most vexing faith-question of all-time is the problem of God's silence and his seeming indifference: Why does God allow evil? Why do bad things happen to good people? If there is an all-powerful and all-loving God, how do you explain that millions of innocent people can suffer and die under Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, in massacres in Rwanda, Algeria and the recent terrorist killings in the U.S.? Where is God in all of this?
Iris Murdoch once said that the whole world can change in 15 seconds. She was talking about falling in love.