Monday, July 14, 2008

Gotta love Sundays

Cusak’s Vanity Fair Proust Questionnaire included the following:

Q: Who are your heroes in real life? A: Let’s go with Jesus. Not the gay-hating, war-making political tool of the right, but the outcast, subversive, supreme adept who preferred the freaks and lepers and despised and doomed to the rich and powerful. The man Garry Wills describes “with the future in his eyes … paradoxically calming and provoking,” and whom Flannery O’Connor saw as “the ragged figure who moves from tree to tree in the back of [one’s] mind.”

I thought of this quote in church I sat and looked at the variety of people who call our church home. The gentleman with his mentally challenged son who was dancing and clapping during the worship music, the
Caucasian family with 3 adopted Hispanic 'drug' babies growing up to be healthy loved children, the two elderly ladies wearing thrift store clothing (one in a pair of junior high PE shorts), the biker chick with the tattoo on her arm that any sailor would be proud of, the hippies from Lemon Cove--long hair, beards and Birkenstocks - and the rest of us more pedestrian folk. What a great group of people to worship with... I should definitely do this more often. :)

Thanks to Susan Isaacs from whom I stole the John Cusak quote.


Nancy W. said...

Amen, sister!

BTW, I tried to send you this link,, but it kept bouncing back to me saying that your email address was undeliverable.

Nancy W. said...

OK, the full link won't fit in the comments, so let me know what's up with your email, and I'll send it again.

Maureen said...

Thanks for the link Nancy...scary. We now have about 25 bags of various sizes and materials. My favorite are the ones made from broadcloth, very strong and washable. We spent (choke) $650 at WinCo last week and didn't need ANY store got a buck off groceries...yea!

I've actually started taking them into Target and Lowes to avoid using their bags also.