Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
‘ANYWAY’ IS THE OPERATIVE WORD
My book— I PRAY ANYWAY: Devotions for the Ambivalent— will be out with a new cover and some changes near the first of October. In reviewing it, I’ve had great discussions with people. They tendency is to talk about the power of prayer, the hypocritical nature of those who pray and are not such great people, the deadness of most prayer, and the enduring state of a world in need of, well, love.
The words in the title that attract attention first are ‘prayer’ and then ‘ambivalent’. Some readers or potential readers are turned off by the word ‘prayer’ and then relieved by the word “ambivalent”. Others are bothered by the word ‘ambivalent’ and wish there was more emphasis on ‘prayer.
Right. But ‘Anyway’ is truly where I am coming from
Not sure about this God stuff?
Wonder about the creative energy of the universe?
Know that the world is cruel and unfair
Your life has hurt and disappointed you?
Your life is magnificent, sparkling with all things good?
Pretty sure religion causes lots of problems
That is the grand experiment of the possibility of the sacred and divine in every day life.