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Prayer: A conversation with The Higher Other who lives within each of us. An invitation to vent, to re-think, to ask, and to rest.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Meditation Moments: Auto-matic Christian






Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.   
                ― Garrison Keillor*  [1942- ]



          
Dear God, 
      I have faithfully attended church on most Sundays of the year except for vacations, most holiday weekends and when I'm tired (I DO show up on Christmas and Easter, though). I give money, I go to coffee hour.  That's about all I have time for in a busy week. I know there are other things going on in the building at different times - I see all the posters for a study of this or that, a prayer service of some kind or another - but I never bother with all that, it's for holier people than me anyway. At least you know I'm trying, more or less, to do my duty as a Christian. So, when You have a moment, I think I'd like to be a Mercedes, or maybe a Lexus, hmmm, no how about a Jaguar, no wait...a Maserati, YES! - I've always wanted to learn to speak Italian.   amen.



*Garrison Keillor is an American author, humorist, storyteller, and radio host of Minnesota Public Radio's "A Prairie Home Companion." A commentator on life through his Lake Wobegon stories and other novels and writing, he is well known for his sharp wit disguised in a quiet unassuming manner.




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