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Darkness, Blessings, & Miracles

Marilynne Robinson is an American novelist and essayist. She has received several awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2005 and the 2012 National Humanities Medal. I recently heard a recorded interview between President Obama and Marilynne Robinson, (here on itunes or transcript) on the subject of faith and democracy. It was conversation relevant for us all, particularly in these times of deep darkness, and in this season of advent. In her book, “Gilead“, she writes: 

“Now that I look back, it seems to me that in all that deep darkness a miracle was preparing. So I am right to remember it as a blessed time, and myself as waiting in confidence, even if I had no idea what I was waiting for.” 

“There is a reality in blessing….It doesn’t enhance sacredness, but it acknowledges it, and there is a power in that.”

Peace and Blessings, Pastor Laurie

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