|The Mystery within|
Nadia Bolz-Weber, Author of "Pastrix, the Cranky Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint" cautions us against judging others through the lens of our own personality. When we do so she says “…we are distracted from the better part”. I want to be open to the better part in what others have to offer. I do not want to be judgmental. I pray my past, more narrow parochial learning, will continue to be exposed.
There is much to sort out from what I had been taught and experienced in my younger life. “God Never Hurries” tells of my honest inquiry. The darkness of patriarchy was made known to me and the natural world became my solace and teacher. No doubt I too have scandalized some in its writing as I struggled to claim my life and voice. But it is those struggles that informed, and continue to inform, my life and my writing.
What if we were grateful more often when our judgments of others are exposed?