Traveling Mercies By Anne Lamott Essay

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“He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and unrighteous” (Matthew 5:45, NIV). God makes it clear that people will have many trials in this life whether they believe in Jesus or not. Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott, gives life examples of those trials and tribulations. Lamotts life circumstances may seem strenuous and difficult at times, but in the process God is using Lamotts life as part of His beautiful tapestry that can be difficult to see this side of heaven. In this reflection I will provide a summary of Traveling Mercies, explain how her experiences resonated with my own life and end by addressing questions I would ask her if she were present. The first section of Traveling Mercies was about a woman who told her life story of faith. She began her story as a young child, explaining her home-life and religious background. She began at age 5 and talked about her Catholic friend who lived close by. She had fond memories of her friend’s mother, but her friend’s father was an alcoholic abuser. Her friend made the connection to her unpredictable father being similar to her friend’s god. She was exposed to Christianity through her grandparents, but her father was against Christians, so she sought to please her dad and hide any sign that she desired God. She frequently mentioned how she desired to win her parents approval. She described her parents as intellectuals, but also were heavy drinkers, smokers and mostly cold…

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