Monday, May 13, 2013

To See The Trees Again


The quote below- from this link - has given me much food for thought:

"On the morning of Frances' death, as I stood by her bedside, I made a secret resolve somewhere deep in my being which has only recently come to the surface. I made an agreement with God that from that day onward, everything I have to say about God, everything I have to say theologically, has to stand with me by Frances' bedside. If it cannot stand at the side of death, if it cannot stand by the side of a fifty-five-year-old woman who wanted to live to see the trees again, it had better not stand at all because it is probably not worth very much.
~ Zoe White, 1988"

 

3 comments:

Daisy said...

However that works but AMEN.

Heidi Renee said...

That is like our filter - if it doesn't work in the barrio or the ghetto, it's not from god - if it only works for shiny people it's not real.

Erin Wilson said...

Much like Heidi said, I came to this same conclusion when I was washing the feet of HIV orphans and grandmas in Swaziland. If my theology didn't stand up to their reality (and their faith), then it was flawed and worthless.