27 "Take courage, my children; call out to God! The one who brought this upon you will remember you. 28 As your hearts have been disposed to stray from God, so turn now ten times the more to seek him; 29 For the one who has brought disaster upon you will, in saving you, bring you eternal joy.” — Baruch 4.27-29 (Jeremiah's scribe giving us Jerusalem speaking to the Jews offering hope to abandoned people.)
Jim Bowman covered religion 1968-78 for the Chicago Daily News, since then has written books, articles, etc., mostly on corporate history but also on religion. Longtime Oak Park, Illinois, resident, lives now on Chicago's North Side.
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