Striking rock-hard stubbornness to find refreshing grace

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By Fran Salone-Pelletier, Religion Columnist

Prayer is inevitably a self-confrontation. Its challenge is epitomized in the question posed in Exodus 17:7: “Is the Lord in our midst, or not?” Our way of living—or not living—tears the question from our throats. We take the radical risk of leaping into life and yet thirst for the Egypt we left behind. Frightened, exhausted, tattered and torn by the risking, we wonder at the worth of it all. Isn’t the “devil we knew” far better a companion that this God we cannot fathom at all?

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