THOUGHTS FROM ANNE LAMOTT THAT MAKE ME FEEL NORMAL.
Anne Lamott is a brilliant writer, a progressive political activist, and a committed Christian (in no particular order.) Her wit and grace has made me sane on more than one occasion. Most of these are from what I consider to be her best work, "Traveling Mercies."
- •You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.
- •I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.
- •Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.
- •Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.
- •don't let this happen
- •Watch out, mom.
- •The road to enlightenment is long and difficult, and you should try not to forget snacks and magazines.
- •I smiled back at her. I thought such awful thoughts that I cannot even say them out loud because they would make Jesus want to drink gin straight out of the cat dish.
- •Churches are good for prayer, but so are garages and cars and mountains and showers and dance floors.
- •Thank you, Anne.