"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.