The Bible Under the Circumstances

The Bible Under the Circumstances

Sunday, June 19, 2022
| Psalms 42 and 43

Faith is often believing without seeing, and occasionally believing without feeling.

“I’ve been pondering how life can just be too much sometimes.”

That was the opening sentence of a blog post from September 1, 2021, by Marlo Schalesky, founder of a California charitable organization that works with at-risk kids.

Her post for that day was titled, “Too Much,” and Schalesky mentioned some things from the previous week, including some very depressing news on the global level and the surge of the Delta variant of the coronavirus that was then spreading across America and killing people. Things weren’t much better in her own community, where there was a fatal stabbing at a local high school resulting in one 17-year-old dead and 17- and 14-year-olds arrested. Elsewhere in her community, there was “a double homicide, another attempted homicide, and more.”

And then, on top of all that, Schalesky had to deal with life-threatening health incidents with two of her children.

“It’s all too much,” Schalesky said. ...

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