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"To live without risk is to risk not living." my paternal grandma used to say. The way of trust is risky business no doubt about it. To change careers suddenly because one feels unfulfilled, to assume the energy-depleting care of elderly parents, to retreat for three days of silence and solitude with Jesus without climbing the walls, to volunteer for a summer in the sub-Sahara with only meager spiritual resources, to take an unpopular position with rumblings of fear in the background, to conquer disillusionment when one finds untrustworthiness where least expected - all these challenges require a willingness to risk a journey into the unknown and a readiness to trust God even in the darkness. - Brennan Manning in Ruthless Trust

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