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No man can estimate what is really happening at the present. All we do know, and that to a large extent by direct experience, is that evil labours with vast power and perpetual success - in vain: preparing always only the soil for unexpected good to sprout in. - J. R. R. Tolkien

Things Hidden

Posted by: Mike McCloskey on January 8th, 12:13 PM. 6 Comments

I ran across Bill Zeller's story yesterday. Didn't know of him previously, but reading his suicide note - uncovering his past of being sexually abused and the soul killing fallout in his life was sobering. I was reminded once again that we simply don't know what darkness and hemmorhagic pain lurk behind the eyes of those around us.

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  • By: Beti on January 8th 12:50 PM

    I read this story yesterday. I posted it on my FB page. There was so much in it. It looked like Mr. Zeller had the "American Dream." I wondered about his parents, his view of God and Christianity. He used the term darkness and evil quite a bit. I wondered about this girl he dated. I wonder how she is feeling? I wondered about the man/men? who did this to him? I wonder about remembering every day such evil? Remembering is powerful. Sometimes we chose not to, because it is too painful to make "life work." I wonder about the honesty and dishonesty in such disclosure. How to forgive? Forgive evil done to me, but also the evil I do. I usually remember what others do to me, but don't like to be as detailed and honest about what I do to them. Humbling how much I need the cross.

  • By: 0 on January 8th 1:44 PM

    That is the most heartbreaking story I have ever read. I wonder what would have changed for him if he were able to talk to someone (truly). It makes me think of the Catholic view of confession and how it is a consolation and is joy-producing. The whole time reading that I thought "why didn't he ever come to Christ for relief of pain?" Now I know why: the God/gospel he saw modeled was not loving and was maybe more about rules. Sad, so sad. Thanks for sharing.

  • By: Mike on January 8th 2:16 PM

    The idea of confession struck me as well. Being known is something that seems to be at the core of life.

  • By: TJ on January 8th 4:23 PM

    extremely sobering...vivid description of the deep struggle of all humans (with varying degrees of damage) and the deception of the evil one - hopelessness. 'I was reminded once again that we simply don't know what darkness and hemmorhagic pain lurk behind the eyes of those around us.' I agree and am silenced...

  • By: 0 on February 14th 11:52 PM

    I ache for the Cross.

  • By: 0 on February 14th 11:52 PM

    I ache for the Cross.



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