John K. Stendahl
John Stendahl is pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Newtons (ELCA) in Newton, Massachusetts.
“Life isn’t fair,” my four-year-old granddaughter once told me. She offered this judgment as a thoughtful observation, not a whining complaint. I remember taking genuine pleasure in her remark—not just a delight in her early capacity for philosophical reflection, but also a sense that this particular wisdom could be of blessing in the life ahead of her.
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