Not Forgiving, Creating God in Your Own Image, Awful Thoughts: Quotes from Anne Lamott

“Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.”

“You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you hate.”

“I thought such awful thoughts that I cannot even say them out loud, because they would make Jesus want to drink gin straight out of the cat dish..”

“I do not understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.”

“I think joy, sweetness, and affection are a spiritual path. We’re here to know, love, and serve God, and to be blown away by the beauty and miracles of nature. You just have to get rid of so much baggage to be light enough to dance, to sing, to play. You don’t have time to carry grudges; you don’t have time to cling to the need to be right.”

Quotes from my favorite author, Anne Lamott.  Accessible at Anne Lamott Quotes or her books:

§  Operating Instructions: A Journal Of My Son’s First Year. Pantheon Books. 1993

§  Bird by Bird : Some Instructions on Writing and Life. Pantheon Books. 1994. 

§  Traveling Mercies : Some Thoughts on Faith. Pantheon Books. 1999. 

§  Plan B : Further Thoughts on Faith. Riverhead Books

§  Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith. Riverhead Books

§  Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son. Riverhead Books. 2012.


About Eileen

Mother of five, grandmother of eleven, great-grandmother of five. 1955 -1959 Rice University in Houston, TX. Taught primary grades; Was Associate Post Director of Religious Education at Ft. Campbell, KY; Consultant on the Myers/Briggs Type Indicator; Presently part time Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper for Architect husband of fifty-nine years.

Posted on February 15, 2013, in Humor, Spiritual and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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