Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

December 3, 2022
by jenniferpuryear

Things That Fall

Everywhere I go, things that fall find rest. (Do they fall, or let go?) Today, as promised, I’ll feature further selections from Gordon Peerman’s Blessed Relief: What Christians Can Learn from Buddhists About Suffering. Today’s passages offer practical suggestions. From “Bearing Suffering”: …Suffering nobly borne may lead to wisdom, or redemption. But some suffering leads to neither. The Buddhist teacher Ajahn Chan wisely said that …

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