December 8, 2012

Save Me a Seat Next To You

"God can handle honesty, and prayer begins as an honest conversation.  My belief is that when you're telling the truth, you're close to God.

If you say to God, "I am exhausted and depressed beyond words, and I don't like You at all right now, and I recoil from most people who believe in you," that might be the most honest thing you've ever said.

If you told me you had said to God, "It is all hopeless, and I don't have a clue if You exist, but I could use a hand," it would almost bring tears to my eyes, tears of pride in you, for the courage it takes to get real -- really real.

It would make me want to sit next to you at the dinner table."

~ Anne Lamott,

Help, Thanks, Wow

3 comments on “Save Me a Seat Next To You”

  1. i might have to read this book. i became a Christ follower 20 years ago, yet i find myself identifying with this passage.

  2. I always tell God, "I know you know this already, but it makes me feel better to talk to you about it." Somehow I think he's smiling down on me.

    Thanks for the post!

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