I feel so tempted. I feel so tempted to despair. I’m afraid. The weight of your silence is terrible. I pray, but I’m lost. Or am I just praying to nothing? Nothing. Because you are not there.
Surely God heard their prayers as they died. But did He hear their screams?
I prayed too, Rodrigues. It doesn’t help. Go on, pray. But pray with your eyes open.
Courage is fear that has said its prayers.