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The Gift of Tears
Christian Practice

The Gift of Tears A Path to Conversion and Enlightenment

In my last article in Public Orthodoxy, I shared a reflection on the Jesus Prayer.  An important facet of the prayer—one that I often overlook or speed past—is acknowledging in humility and truth before God that I am a sinner. We are often afraid to acknowledge our fallen areas and our need for growth. When…

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