Sunday: Dangerous

Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? The churches are children playing on the floor with their chemistry sets, mixing up a batch of TNT to kill a Sunday morning. It is madness to wear ladies’ straw hats and velvet hats to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews. For the sleeping god may wake someday and take offense, or the waking god may draw us out to where we can never return.

–Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk

Joining Deidra in quiet worship today.


  1. says

    I love the fine cut of Annie Dillard’s words. She always makes me think hard. I’m grateful that the mighty awesome God we serve is merciful and patient with our humanity.

  2. says

    “or the waking god may draw us out to where we can never return.”
    That’s what I pray for, that we would let our God take us into a place of power in His presence where we are changed…
    amazing quote, Lara.

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