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Making room for uncertainty

By David Bidussa*

These days I have kept my bookmark on two different pages: the first one is in chapter 32 of Isaiah, when trust is expressed in the realization of the dream; the other is in psalm 31, where the psalmist invokes the strength to find the way and thus to get out of a dead end condition. Sometimes the utopian dream is too big to find a match. It is therefore a matter of making room for uncertainty, without setting it aside.

*Social historian of ideas