Note: I have not been writing much as life has become more of, well, life: busy; financial struggles; seasonal sadness; deaths; and then there is all that is going on “on the insides.” God is goodness and faithfulness and compassion and love. Here is a quote I found rather tasty and identified with quite deeply. Be well, be blessed, be a blessing. – N.C.
“I have learned to prize holy ignorance more highly than religious certainty and to seek companions who have arrived at the same place. We are a motley crew, distinguished not only by our inability to explain ourselves to those who are more certain of their beliefs than we are but in many cases by our distance from the centers of our faith communities as well.
Like campers who have bonded over cook fires far from home, we remain grateful for the provisions that we have brought with us from those cupboards, but we also find them more delicious when we share them with one another under the stars.”
Barbara Brown Taylor, Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith (HarperOne: 2012), p. 224.