From the September newsletter
One of the reasons I love Anne Lamott is her ability to speak to me where I really exist. She has a way with words. For example, in “Small Victories” she writes “I thought such awful thoughts that I cannot even say them out loud because they would make Jesus drink gin straight out of the cat’s dish.”
The ability to understand who you truly are is a gift from God. It is difficult to acknowledge this because we live in a culture consumed by self-interest. And while our society is enthralled by what or who can bring us satisfaction, perhaps it would help if we believed as the Rev’d James Forbes once said, “Nobody gets into heaven without a letter of reference from the poor.”
Personal satisfaction is more than a hot bath. It is found in loving and serving others in spite of how unworthy we think we are.
See ya in church.