I really like how a book find it’s way into my life.
This one lay on the desk of our church receptionist.
I picked it up. The brown pages, the brief and honest synopsis invited me to read it:
This little girl, Anna has such a simple and yet very profound outlook on faith and God. Here are some things she says:
“Anna had bypassed all the non-essentials and distilled centuries of learning into one sentence:
‘And God said love me, love them, and love it, and don’t forget to love yourself.’
The whole business of adults going to church filled Anna with suspicion… As for going to church to meet Mister God, that was preposterous. After all, if Mister God wasn’t everywhere, he wasn’t anywhere…the whole thing was transparently simple. You went to church to get the message when you were very little. Once you had got it, you went out and did something about it.”
“But Mister God is different. You see, Fynn, people can only love outside and can only kiss outside, but Mister God can love you right inside, and Mister God can kiss you right inside, so it’s different. Mister God ain’t like us; we are a little bit like Mister God, but not much yet.”
These faith statements are awesome. Right to the point. And so seemingly obvious.
(Taken from page 48,49 & 60, 61)
What do you think?