Friday, April 25, 2008

"$3 worth of God"

Wilbur Rees, author of Growing Up Crooked, once said:
"I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please - not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk or a snooze in the sunshine. I don't want enough of him to make me love a foreigner or pick beets with a migrant worker. I want ecstasy, not transformation; I want the warmth of a womb, not a new birth. I want a pound of the Eternal in a paper sack. I'd like to buy $3 worth of God, please."
Let that one penetrate.

Courtesy of Ben Witherington

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