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The phone rang. That made twenty-two calls from my mother-in-law Virginia that afternoon. I knew because my phone counts how many times a particular number dials my house on a given day. My house phone is the only phone number Virginia remembers. No matter who she wants to call, she dials what was once her only child’s number. It doesn’t matter that he died in 2008.
What? She loves me? I met Virginia in 1967. She has never told me she loves me. Not once. After hesitating, I say, “I love you, too,” even though I’m not sure I do. She has exposed her heart to me as she never has before. I’ll figure out how I feel later.
Looking at this week’s performance surrounding the Iowa Caucuses [conducted February 1, 2016], I shudder at the immaturity of most of the candidates on the Republican side of the equation. I cannot even imagine how Donald Trump and Ted Cruz would handle a crisis of the complexity of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Coming face to face with her pain…quickly she closed her eyes and wanted to be comforted by the warmth of the hatred. just few steps ahead revenge was awaiting. hatred, revenge and fury were all buckled down to prevent her from building walls between herself and her pain…
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The speaker is Bishop John Shelby Spong, who retired from the Episcopal Diocese of Newark.
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