Monday, February 23, 2009

"she came to believe in God by giving Him thanks."

"And then my friend said, "I want you to develop your relationship with this higher power."

I said: "I don't believe there is one. What kind of God wants you to get down on your knees?"
And she said: "You don't do it for God. It's not about God. You're doing it for yourself."
How did you respond to that?
I told her, "This doesn't make any... sense." And she said: "You are not the right size in the world. You don't understand your position in the world."
. . . read about Mary Karr's conversion through giving thanks here

This post reminded me of the Maytrees, by Annie Dillard.  A lovely book.  

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