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Lesson 5

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How are we to relate to painful experiences we sometimes have to go through? Can they teach us some profound dimensions of life? American novelist Thomas Wolfe wrote: “Ecclesiastes is the greatest single piece of writing I have ever known, and the wisdom expressed in it the most lasting and profound.”

Chapter 4 of Ecclesiastes is short and it deals with the dark side of life in which oppression, toil and loneliness reign. It can teach us some very deep lessons about life that come from the world of suffering and pain.