Sunday Kinks

It’s Monday.  For all of you evaluating how yesterday went, consider this quote from Annie Dillard:

 

A high school stage play is more polished than this service we have been rehearsing since the year one.  In two thousand years, we have not worked out the kinks.  We positively glorify them.  Week after week we witness the same miracle: that God is so mighty he can stifle his own laughter.  Week after week, we witness the same miracle: that God, for reasons unfathomable, refrains from blowing our dancing bear act to smithereens.  Week after week Christ washes the disciples’ dirty feet, handles their very toes, and repeats, It is all right – believe it or not – to be people.

From Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters (New York: Harper & Row, 1982), 20. HT: George Guthrie

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