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Uses of adversity

19 April 2011


From Janet Ingamells

Sir, — Having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease two-and-a-half years ago, I am having to come to terms with being “useless”. It is very difficult, after an active life, to sit and watch other people being busy.

What encouragement from Simon Parke (Comment, 8 April) to read of the implicit theology of uselessness, and to be reminded of The Stature of Waiting by W. H. Vanstone. Thank you so much. I feel better already.

2 Aragon Close, Buckden
Cambs PE19 5TY

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