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Troubled by Doubt
Doubt is not something to hide or to be ashamed of or to run away from, but rather it is something to be honored, something to take notice of and to enter into fully. Doubt is the condition of a fractured heart and mind, a heart and mind that want to believe but aren't able to, that want to hope but instead are hopeless, that want to trust but are unable to give of themselves as trust requires. Also, doubt is not the opposite or the enemy of faith, but quite the contrary. For whenever they are duly respected and acknowledged, the doubts themselves can become the very birthplace of a greater faith and the fertile soil of its nurture.

--from the sermon "The Gifts of Doubt and Forgiving"
by The Rev. Margaret B. Gunness

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