traveling mercies

August 1, 2004 | Leave a comment

Finished reading Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott a few days ago. I’ve been entertained by memoirs of late, and that is certainly true of this one. She paints a simple little picture on page 120 of the battle between selfishness and service:

“Again and again I tell God I need help, and God says, ‘Well, isn’t that fabulous? Because I need help too. So you go get that old woman over there some water, and I’ll figure out what we’re going to do about your stuff.'”