Niceness aside

We come to God in ways we are usually careful to conceal in our dealings with people. We do not say to a person, I want to be your friend because you are rich and may give me some of your money. But we do say to God, I pray to you because I want you to bless me, forgive me, help me, heal me….

With God our desire is more naked, and rightly so. With no secrets, we come at God crudely, like beggars or greedy children. It is no good denying this or trying to mask it. We must see the crudeness and include it. God loves us in the flesh.

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