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Dare to believe

The small church was crowded. All around me people worshiped a god that I didn’t believe existed. Why was I there? My neighbor asked me to come. To be honest, I thought they would leave me alone if I did.

I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had attended services with my family a few times, but it was more of a ritual or a way to celebrate holidays. What I hadn’t anticipated was the wetness pressed against my eyelids as I clenched them shut.

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Life’s a shame

Today I met a woman in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the neck down. Her husband had left her for another woman, and taken the children away. She wanted them back, but the truth is that she can’t because the Family Court looks at what’s in the best interests of the children and who can take care of them the best, and because of her disability she can’t.

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When was the last time your heart was broken?

I work at Countdown and this morning one guy came in to buy some crossaints and a drink, but his card got declined, so he said he’ll just get the crossaints. But then his card was declined again, and he looked at me and tried to smile and was like: “Oh, I’ll have to talk to my boss ‘cos he was meant to pay me yesterday”. And it just made me so sad because he couldn’t buy what he wanted and had to go home hungry.

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