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The God Squad
The God Squad is not your average advice column. Rabbi Marc Gellman employs his years of religious and philosophical study and experience to answer reader questions on topical and spiritual issues, from interfaith marriage to news events. He also draws on the expertise of numerous advisors to offer authentic insights on the rich palette of faiths in America. Gellman writes in a lively, non-preachy style that speaks directly to readers. Special holiday messages.
The God Squad Samples
Q: I have a job where I'm exposed to much sadness. While I was at Mass recently, I started to wonder if the prayers I say each day really do any good.
Q: I notice that organized religion is aimed at families and married couples. I'm in my 50s and have had several serious relationships but they've all fallen apart before marriage.
Q: I'm facing a challenging situation with my brother and some of his choices. A: My go-to distress prayer is a verse from Psalm 130:1-2: "Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.
Q: My stepdaughter has been in and out of trouble for13 years. She's bounced from one man to another and is now on her second marriage to a single man who's been in trouble half his life. She seems to need us only when she's low on money.
Q: My sister has been suffering from GBS for 11 years. A: I've watched many people die. I've been with many dying people like your sister, dear G. They're ready to die, but they're not ready to die today.
Q: I just read your column about the 5th Commandment and it helped me to calm down. My 86-year-old mother was widowed last year. My husband and I are Mother's only advocates. The hurt is sometimes unbearable.
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