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Throwing Things onto God
Psalm 55

A therapist friend of mine has described to me the process she goes through after spending a day listening to clients, who unburden themselves of their hurts, sufferings, and sins. It seems that these burdens have to go somewhere, a little like the demons that Jesus allows to enter some pigs. They cannot simply disappear into thin air; if they could, perhaps the presence of a therapist would be unnecessary. So listening requires the therapist to take them into herself, at least momentarily. But a mere human being can’t simply absorb into herself the hurts, sufferings, and sins of all her clients. So my friend stops at a roadside rest area at the brow of a hill on the way home, sits in the car, and passes them over to God...

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