There is ecstasy in paying attention… Anyone who wants to can be surprised by the beauty or pain of the natural world, of the human mind and heart, and can try to capture just that – the details, the nuance, what is. If you start to look around, you will start to see.

I kept asking God for help, and after a while I realized something — that Josh was not enjoying this either. He was just trying to take care of himself, and I made the radical decision to let him off the hook.

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace-only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.

How are we going to get through this craziness?’ I asked. There was silence for a moment.
‘Left foot, right foot, left foot, breathe,’ he said.

It is as if the right words, the true words, are already inside them, and they just want to help them get out.

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