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Coping with Adversity

1999 Vol. 2: Mar/Apr

In this fallen world, adversity is part of our everyday lives. Sickness, floods, accidents, untimely deaths--all means to be part of human existence. Not only do these adversarial situations tax our strength, they also challenge our sense of order, of right and wrong, and of justice. They compel us to try to protect ourselves from their grievous assaults. They demand an explanation. It is human to want to know why we face such trying situations. But how do we even begin to understand adversities in our lives?

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