Listen to the Prologue to This American Life podcast on “The Weight of Words.” Ira Glass expresses exactly how I felt for years. Why does God need our prayers and why do people need to pray?
“If I believed in God, I guess [it] could be a comfort. But I don’t believe. But weirdly, even without that, without believing any of the words, I do find it’s a comfort to say the prayer.”
Chris, this is wonderful! so thankful I didn’t miss it — thank you so much!
Yes, I am thinking “goodness, truth, and beauty” when I see the word “God” — Gordon Kaufman’s theology lays a philosophical/theological groundwork for this; “god”-language is becoming more usable for me. I’m still looking for just the right way to express things.
Thank you for the beautiful piece.
Gracias, Elizabeth. When will we learn that the best of life is not about “believing” and words can become our greatest obstacles?