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Photo taken in Latvia. A legend told in Latvia is that the devil lives in this cave. 

At the end his book, What Jesus Meant, Gary Wills writes, “Dark and mysterious as the whole matter of the Incarnation and the Passion, perhaps a single thing can help us think of them.” He then shares a personal account of a conversation that he had with his son. His young son woke up one night crying. He had a bad dream, a nightmare. When Wills asked what was troubling him, the little boy said that a nun in his Catholic school had told the children that they would end up in hell if they sinned. “Am I going to hell?” the little boy asked his father. Wills writes, “There is not an ounce of heroism in my nature, but I instantly announced what any father, any parent would: ‘All I can say is that if you’re going there, I’m going with you.’”

In the silence of Holy Saturday, Jesus says, “There is no place – no hell, no suffering, no threat, and not even death that if you are going, I am going with you.”

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