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In this book, the writer explores three particularly unsavory conflicts festering in out-of-the-way places: endemic violence in Sierra Leone; the unending bloodletting in Chechnya; and a little Pacific horror called Bougainville.
Telling their stones did mean you were running the risk of opening wounds, but in fact often they were wounds that had been festering and to open them now in this fashion had the chance of cleansing them and pouring a balm, an ointment on them," he said.
There are places worth revisiting not to relive joyful memories, but to allow for the catharsis that comes from exposing festering wounds so that cleansing, and perhaps healing, can begin.
Desperately seeking to defuse a festering inter-religious controversy, Republican leaders in the House of Representatives made a surprise appointment in late March and named a Roman Catholic priest as House chaplain.
Dissatisfaction in the carrier ranks had been festering for years, says Patrick's father Henry Shelton, a local community organizer.
As we all experience the aftermath of last Tuesday's attacks, we call upon America and the world to unite and ask God to comfort those who have lost family and friends, to thank God for giving us the wisdom, the courage and the strength to continue the unwavering relief efforts required to stabilize the situation and to help us conquer this festering evil of terrorism.
Antoine's festering resentments toward Helene explode into road rage, along with insipid declarations that he wants to ``live like a man'' and ``be free.
It is a festering sore and until it is resolved I don't think the Labour Party is going to be as united as we all want "
Ten years later, the ensuing neglect of the issue may be festering to a point where it again becomes a key election issue.