Monday, March 24, 2008

Rice on Easter

Anne Rice has written a beautiful essay on her faith. I recommend it highly. Read it here.

One of my favorite quotes:

"On the afternoon in 1998 when faith returned, I experienced a sense of the limitless power and majesty of God that left me convinced that He knew all the answers to the theological and sociological questions that had tormented me for years. I saw, in one enduring moment, that the God who could make the double helix and the snow flake, the God who could make the black holes in space, and the lilies of the field, could do absolutely anything and must know everything --- even why good people suffer, why genocide and war plague our planet, and why Christians have lost, in America and in other lands, so much credibility as people who know how to love. I felt a trust in this all-knowing God; I felt a sudden release of all my doubts. Indeed, my questions became petty in the face of the greatness I beheld. I felt a deep and irreversible assurance that God knew and understood every single moment of every life that had ever been lived, or would be lived on Earth. I saw the universe as an immense and intricate tapestry, and I perceived that the Maker of the tapestry saw interwoven in that tapestry all our experiences in a way that we could not hope, on this Earth, to understand."

1 comment:

NDmomma said...

I'm still blown away at the grace of God! I didn't realize until recently that the guy from KORN became a believer. Amazing! We're praying for your transition!

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