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Shiraz, many many thanks for this thoughtful piece. I appreciate your faithfulness in your fasting, and your faithfulness in your questioning - I've thought about a number of times in the last few days. Mary Oliver speaks of nature being at least predictable because you either get good luck or bad luck, but never intentional cruelty. However, in light of multiple hurricanes piling on top of already under-resourced areas, it can be difficult to know what to do with such seeming arbitrary cruelty. The integrity in your articulation of faithfulfasting and uncomfortablequestioning is one that I hope to echo, and find the courage and wisdom to do something with too. Pádraig.