Perseverance

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Not giving up

Bernadette Jiwa wrote a delightful short piece at the beginning of the week: One way or another. Her experience of growing up in Dublin and her first job gave encouragement to the rest of us to keep going. Cycling home each day, the worst part was the last hill. And Bernadette‘s frustration at the waste …

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Hopeful perseverance

Aren’t words interesting? This morning I’ve been thinking about the triangle of persistence, stubbornness and perseverance. So close, yet oh so far. My persistence might actually be stubbornness. And I could just be digging a bigger and bigger hole in search of the ultimate answer. Going nowhere. Instead, I’m going to choose perseverance. Because perseverance …

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For belonging

In our persevering we have an invitation to belong, and an offering of a blessing for belonging, if we are prepared to step inside. And rest.

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