The God who weeps

God's Favorite Place on Earth

Where is God when we suffer? A new book by Frank Viola says he's there by our side, suffering with us.Viola's newest, God's Favorite Place on Earth, recounts the biblical stories of Jesus' time in Bethany, the town of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, who Jesus raised from the dead in anticipation of his own resurrection.I read it leading up to Easter -- or Pascha as we call it in the Eastern Orthodox Church, which often differs several weeks from Western Easter. This year it was May 5. The … [Read more...]


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