Reflection — October 23rd
A common theme in fiction and in life is that suffering and persecution is rarely justified. Here the book of Isaiah is believed to be talking about the messiah, Jesus, and the suffering he would endure not because of what he’d done but because of who he would be and who humans always are.
This leads me to think about one of my favourite books The Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb. In it we are introduced to a small boy whose existence has caused awkward social and political situations. As a result he will grow up scarred by the repercussions of this: in some cases restricted to cold or
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