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Opinion

May 7, 2013

Our community came together for Jackie

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God’s purpose for Jackie is only partially understood. She brought inspiration and delight to many with her song. Her voice was the sound of her soul. But it will take either a leap of faith or conviction that our conjecture is validated by special insight to neatly accommodate a complete explanation.

For most of us, this will be an elusive exercise.

The reality is there are mysterious purposes for both her life lived and her passing.

And to tentatively discover them, what we need to do is to make our actions, thoughts and intentions be more like Jackie’s. If we are fortunate, the truth over time will reveal itself.

We will all be better for it most assuredly whether we find it or if we never do by the glorious energy exerted in attempting to do so.

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Joe D’Amore lives in Groveland.

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