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20 June 2008 @ 04:33 pm
I just finished reading The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd.  I recommend it.  It's moving.  I was crying behind my sunglasses at the pool.

This passage, in particular, struck me.

"People, in general, would rather die than forgive.  It's that hard.  If God said in plain language, "I'm giving you a choice, forgive or die," a lot of people would go ahead and order their coffin."

Huh.  So true.  That's something to think about, isn't it?
I feel:: sadsad
I hear:: The Ballad of El Goodo - Evan Dando
is pretty fucking ninjacaramelsilver on June 20th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
I read that book a couple of summers ago. I really liked it. But I think I might like her other book better, the Mermaid Chair I think its called.
nbaeker: cheeringvoldienbaeker on June 21st, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
I'm a big fan of 'dance of the dissident daughter', myself.

which reminds me. I've missed posting the friday devo.... almost
pipperstormspipperstorms on June 21st, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
and yet, I don't know why. Maybe because we don't actually want to trust anyone enough to forgive them? That book has been sitting on my shelf for forever. I'm planning on getting to it this summer. It's nice to know it was good!
maureen: zoe listening/thoughtfulmaureen on June 21st, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
Forgiving IS hard. I like to lie to myself and think I can do it easily, or that I do it all the time... but then when I think of someone who has hurt or wronged me in some way, I can taste the anger. So clearly I'm not as good at it as I'd like to think I am.