A great read from one of my favorite writers, Henry Rollins. Very much in the same vein as discussions about toxic masculinity on The Liturgists. https://www.latimes.com/books/la-ca-jc-review-jared-yates-sexton-man-they-wanted-20190620-story.html
Family illness, grief, and death
After an evening with evangelical family and friends, several prayer circles, etc., I’m drawing a blank at how to support my wife and her family. I’ve been able to fake being an evangelical for a while, but am finding it disingenuous to do so now. I don’t pray but bow my head. I sit with them. I listen. I ask questions. I speak of fond memories with him. And we wait...
A prayer in memory of RHE:
May we be honest with ourselves and with each other in our doubt, without digging our heels into the comfortable footprints of certainty. Faith isn’t certainty, but is questioning and sometimes straight up saying, I don’t believe in that God. He’s cruel, cold, and I’m letting go because doing so makes me love better. If I see a trajectory in the Bible, it is an ever expanding and including love of all.
This is a gift I received from this woman. One I hope to share.
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