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."
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.
  4. Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.
  5. don't let this happen
  6. Watch out, mom.
  7. The road to enlightenment is long and difficult, and you should try not to forget snacks and magazines.
  8. 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.
  9. Churches are good for prayer, but so are garages and cars and mountains and showers and dance floors.
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  11. Thank you, Anne.