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People who are suffering from a serious
Illness, like cancer, Covid-19, heart disease,
and so forth need hope in a special way.
Here is a reflection to help them. The author’s
focus here is on cancer.



Cancer is so limited.
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot erode faith.
It cannot eat away peace.
It cannot destroy confidence.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot shut out memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot invade the soul.
It cannot reduce eternal life.
It cannot quench the Spirit.
It cannot lessen the power of the


(Ray Donnelly, 
The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Centre
Liverpool, England)

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