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There are several passages in the New Testament where we hear of the people suffering for an incomprehensibly long period of time – in fact three of them are part of the regular cycle of readings which are taken on Sunday, including the ‘Man Born Blind’, the ‘Woman with the Hemorrhage’ (38 years) and today’s story of the woman made infirm by a demonic spirit for eighteen years.

What Happens When I See Chronic Suffering?