This Side Of Eden

This Side Of Eden

…Finding our way home

Held Safe

I’ve thrown lots of fits at my parents.

I’ve thrown even more fits at God.

“Some of the most remarkable prayers in the legacy of liturgy and literature are arguments with God, the best of them strenuous, bold, and even brash with the presumption of children who take on parents in unequal battle, somehow knowing themselves to be held safe even as they flail and rage.”    – Marilyn Chandler McEntyre, Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies, page 217.

Now that I’m a father, that quote has a profound influence in how I understand, and raise, my son.


Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: