Photo: Brendan Hoffman / The New York Times (detail from cropped photo)

I like to talk about how wonderful it is to pause.

But the mindful pause of a well-fed person is nothing like
the enforced pause of standing on the breadline.

I like to talk about cultivating our ability to be resilient.

But I have no idea how resilient I would be
under the kind of duress that all too many people experience.

There but for dumb luck go I.
Or the grace of God, if you please.

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Why have you forsaken me? This one-minute video is a fantasy, a different take on Christ’s story.

Image: Lamentation of Christ (altar frontal), Flemish, 16th century, embroidered velvet — Museo Diocesano (Genoa) / Wikimedia Commons

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Serge Prengel

Serge Prengel is a therapist. He is the author of Bedtime Stories For Your Inner Child and other books. See: http://activepause.com/books