Sacred and Real
Thank-you for allowing me to read your book. I loved the preface
and it stuck with me.
I think its because the idea of living a life as an experiment has
such a feeling of grace about it. I love the idea it feels like freedom.
I also like the imagery and the reality of how you described the dark presence and the choices you made to live apart from it.
I loved how you used emotional weather. the weather reflecting your perception and the events of your life and spiritual dimension. I really like how you DON'T give a prescription for forgiveness, tragedy and pain.
i know you mention the elements but I don't think I find those prescriptive i think they are more like guide posts.
I have never dealt with the justice system so i'm coming to this book with that background. I think what i get from this is that justice is a messy business. our justice system is broken but there are people that are working towards better things in that arena. Honoring each others journeys are important.
I really find it encouraging to see how God has moved in your life through what you have written here.
Candace House feels like a church. a non religious one. what I mean by that is that it seems like a haven, a safe place for the raw, broken-hearted and vulnerable. A place of caring for people, which from what i understand, was Candace's heart.
I call that sacred and I call that real church.
I think you have not only walked the messy, risky way of forgiveness - I think you have learned how to be victorious in it.
Thank you! E. Your words are precious to me. If anyone - you know how to do church.
“Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t.” – Stephen King