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ᅝ Download  Format Kindle [ Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy ] For Free ᔸ Book Author Anne Lamott ᪣ ᅝ Download Format Kindle [ Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy ] For Free ᔸ Book Author Anne Lamott ᪣ Being alive here on earth has always been a mixed grill at best, lovely, hard, and confusing Good and bad things happen to good and bad people Thats not much of a system a better one would be a silverware drawer for joy, sorrows, doldrums, madness, ease But no, Eden explodes and we enter a dangerous, terrifying world, the same place where goodness, love, and kind intelligence lift us so often The world has an awful beauty This is a chaotic place, humanity is a chaotic place, and I am a chaotic place Mother Nature is the main problem Mother Nature runs on the principle that we all just get killed.This is a little depressing, that nearly every species has to be afraid in order to live Of course it makes sense for a colony of wild rabbits to be afraid when the harrier hawk appears overhead no surprise that you hear the concerned back ground music swell from the bushes But Ive seen toothy foxes up close on my hikes, and they bolt They really dont seem interested in getting to know me Their loss Theyre afraid of an older woman with sore feet and hands, because life is scary.Howif we are to believe that there is meaning in our brief time here on earth, that mercy is the ground of our being, and love is sovereign do we explain childhood cancer, earthquakes, addiction Where is mercy in a beloveds suicide In the Christian tradition, we say that Christ continues to be crucified, in tsunamis, sick children, political prisoners, and that we must respond.This is what I believe, so I show up and get water for people, real people, which is to say, annoying people Mother Teresa cradling strangers at dawn is very romantic, but in life, theres also your thirsty bigoted father, your lying sister, the whole human race, living and dying and rising with Christ.In the rabbinical tradition, there is great insight in the notion that when we see suffering, we remember that this is only the sixth day Were not done here The good news is that God isnt, either God is searching with us for a cure for cancer God rejoiced at the cure for smallpox.And the Dalai Lama said, Old friends pass away, new friends appear It is just like the days I dont love hearing this, but yes yes, one of these days Im going to die However, not on any of all the other days Today, we put on the artists smock and plug back in.This co creation goes slowly Time takes time Its about evolution, increased equal rights side by side with mothers still hauling in their daughters to the traditional surgeon for genital mutilation The great French Jesuit soul Teilhard de Chardin believed were on the crest of a wave, evolving toward what I would dare to call, this one time, Christ consciousness but chaos is real and hard and a lot of people would be relieved to live in the silverware drawer of North Korea, if there was food.One of the few consolations is that it is not just you and yours who get upset and scared and deeply defeated, not just your own rabbi or lama who loses faith occasionally and sinks into despair It is everyone Even Jesus best friends lost hope, even with Him right there beside them, way before the crucifixion.When Jesus comforts Mary and Martha after the death of their brother, Lazarus, we read the shortest and most amazing line of the Bible Jesus wept But in some translations it says Jesus is pissed And the reason for this pisses me off Hes sad because Lazarus dies, but Hes also frustrated because Mary and Martha arent getting the messagethey dont fully believe in the kingdom right then Right then, after their brother has died Martha is despondent that Jesus didnt rush to Bethany to save him, since He could have done so, and Mary worries that her brothers body will smell after four days dead in the tomb Well, yeah You can hardly blame her They are the ultimate believers, and yet everything feels awful And how does Jesus react He gets pissy The women remind me of my pastors sermon on dual citizenship She described the in formation in one of our spiritual passportsthat were beautiful children, created by, and made of, holiness, spirit, love In the other passport, regrettably, we have bodies, biographies, minds, and personalities Mary and Martha have come so far in their faith, in trust and surrender, but its not enough for Jesus He admonishes them, and this bugs me He wants them to come all the way into faith Hes saying, Okay, so the shit has hit the fando you still believe that I am the Resurrection and the Life Even when you dont get what you want Even when nothing makes sense Im sorry, but Im with the sisters hereand all inconsolable believers Jesus wants to know why they cant believe that their brother is still in His perfect care, safe and whole, and even smelling good, no matter what things look like If Jesus were sitting here with me, in a good mood, I would say to Him, Dont get me started Jesus deliberately let their brother die, that the prophecies might be fulfilled Putting aside that this is a morally ambiguous decisionwhatever happened to the shepherds desolation at one missing sheep they responded in authentic human ways, with weeping, anger, shock, and doubt.There is so much for Jesus to be pissy about, but this I believe God loves the real, is the real, who loves us at our most genuine, unburnished, unard But Jesus groans Oy vey.The sisters, in their shock, say, Were suffering, scared, and hate everything, and were not sure what is true any And Jesus doesnt hear their humanity He corrects them Keep the faith, He says I really am the god of the quick and the dead Then, like a slightly depressive cheerleader, He tells them, Go big.Now, I believe in a kingdom of heaven within, and that the soul never dies, but you take away my brothers, my son, or my grandson, and we have a problem on our hands Wouldnt you think Gods embrace of me in despair is galactic And these women, with a lifelong lack of stature, and messy female bodies, have been derided enough.When the rock at the entrance to Lazaruss tomb is rolled back, and Jesus calls for Lazarus to come out, Lazarus does He walks out wrapped in grave clothes, not looking, feeling, or probably smelling his very best it is still a miracle, maybe in need of a shower And when he dies again later, the sisters still got their miracle So it all works out.Orson Welles said, If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story The crucifixion looked like a big win for the Romans At the end of the Lazarus story, the four are together again, Jesus and the family, and I can see here that mercy means that no one bolted Mercy means, I dont run away from this, and go shopping, just because you and your smelly family disappoint me I stay.I am committed to this, to this supernatural love But Jesus pissy I ask you.Of course He wins me back right away My Sunday school loves the story of Jesus returning after the resurrection, to the beach where his desolate disciples are grieving his death As Frederick Buechner wrote, The darkness is broken by the f licker of a charcoal f ire on the sand Jesus has made it He cooks some fish on it for his old friends breakfast On the horizon there are the first pale traces of the sun getting ready to rise He cooked them brunch Its so cool my kids and I toast Him with juice boxes Ive lived through times when a connected group of humans in grief and shock stayed together as things unscrolled, when a person was dying too young, or after What could we do We showed up When our best friends teenagers disappeared, when their fathers lost their minds, or their babies or mates were in the ICU We lay beside them in bed and held them in our arms We brought the bereaved a sandwich We let them vent, maybe watched a little TV together We offered our presence, our warm bodies, and the willingness to feel like shit with them One even bigger gift no snappy answers We could nod, sigh, cry with them maybe go to a park Against all odds, these things work, however imperfectly, when a closed system breaks open and turmoil ensues this collective, imperfect, hesitant help is another kind of miracle.Naturally one wants to avoid these kinds of miracles Wed prefer routine, predictability, to never be ashamed or afraid, let alone aghast But comfort zones leak A niece dies, or theres an earthquake, a lesion appears, affairs happen If anyone is so good that he or she should be spared, you can safely assume that person is in the line of f ire Fair is where the pony rides are In lovely closed systems, timers are set tick tick tick.The belief in original sin made sense of the chaos and pain by saying that we had caused it through sin, but this does not have the ring of truth for some of us, especially with sick or starving children What has the ring of truth is this It sucks.You can say that certain tragic events are unfair and humiliating, but really, they are just true Randomness and brutality are just what is but so is mercy.The power of mercy came clear to me recently, when the son of one of my closest friends, Ann, took his own life He shot himself at a beach near the house where he had been staying with his aged mother for nearly a year Everyone had seen suicide looming for a long time, and yet it was still the end of the world Ann, at ninety two, had lost her younger son.Its stunning, how a great trauma can also be so ordinary Some of the dearest and most brilliant people weve known were not able to bear life on this planet, and we were unable to save them Where, in the aftermath of suicide, does one even begin to believe in mercy again There were four people whose presence brought Ann comfort in the first few days, and we were there at all times in the first week What I saw was the extremely disorganized nature of life, the reality of suicide, charity, sacrifice We mourned Jays death, felt joy in his deep good ness, relief at his escape, and we felt Anns shaky peace She was thankful that shed been able to spend so much time with her son in the last ten months, not to mention fifty years She said that she could still feel his presence off and on, and experience peace that he had left her and his big brother and his kids notes of assurance and love She experienced relief and gratitude that he had not shot himself at their home And she missed him as only a mother can.People kept saying she would feel him again someday, and she said, Oh, I feel him now Lifelong friends told her she really must take a nap, and she said, nicely, Im not tired We brought the few foods she could handle, peaches, avocados, cheese, cherries, and people suggested she probably needed protein People said that since Jay was in a closed casket, awaiting cremation, there was no reason for us to visit the funeral home, but we did We sat with him for a long time, not knowing at which end of the casket his head was, or his feet, so Ann rubbed the cloth at one end while I rubbed the cloth at the other Then, smiling, we switched places.At the memorial a week later in her yard, Ann looked like an elegant, vulnerable young eagle She has always been beautiful, white haired for the thirty five years I have known her, tiny but a huge presence in the larger theatrical world, still with a trace of a New Zealand accent I got there early enough to help her older son set up the yard Sandy is a few years younger than I am, and the handsomest man I have ever known, and he has buried two husbands We sat with his mother while she put on her face, as she put it, but she still looked like a charcoal drawing that had been worked over, part of it erased, part of it in high relief.We got things ready for the thirty or forty people we expectedchairs, silverware, wine The three of us were to be the speakers Salvation in these dire situations is to worry about the material world, futzing and putzing, folding napkins, unfolding chairs Sandy looked even like Ann that after noon, charcoal smudges under his eyes, and fine chiseled cheekbones, fierce intensity underneath his thrumming fear People arrived and took a turn with the sacrament of ploppage, in a chair beside gentle, regal Ann.Things began with all the guests shuffling in Anns long, skinny concrete yard It was a sort of do si do with chairs and people, including Sandys and Jays stepmother, and exes, and exes of exes.We placed the chairs in the shade of the trees under which Jay had found some peace here, fig, magnolia, plum When Ann had asked him a few months earlier why he had left his home in the East and come back to live with her, he said that he wanted to help her, as she had grown so old, and that he knew he would find some peace and welcome in her backyard.We made a wobbly long oval of irregular chairs, plastic patio chairs, and fancy dining room chairs, so perfectly imperfect on this tough day It was not a tidy event not one thing matched another, not people, not the sky, bright blue with clouds, a breeze, crows I was the officiant, I guess I said, This is hard, and we all loved him so, and will miss him We feel him here now, in wholeness once , hovering, yet we will never get to talk to him on the phone again or at dinner, and this is too awful to bear I said, Lets keep the beauty and sorrow in front of us now, in memories, silences, poetry.I shared some reminiscences of Jay as a happy boy, a handsome blond teenager beside his suave, dark brother, with their great huge goof ball of a dog I remembered a few Christ mases back, when he skipped the family dinner to instead make dozens of sandwiches to pass out to the homeless in our area I gave a tip of the hat for the bravery of his friends who stayed close and involved even as he grew so defeated.Sandy went next He had notes, but didnt read from them You felt both constriction and generosity in his sharing, of his brothers lethal empathy, of vacations, other gardens, holidays, camping, college, his children, and his crushing troubles.Then Ann, at peace and in grief, stood up trembling and shared the note he had left for her Like most suicide notes, it said, I have to do this Im sorry Please forgive and release me Dont be sad And I love you love you Then she called forth Jay, in baby baths, at the beach, on a trike, at the prom, and here, smoking and resting among the f lowers She gave thanks for the gestational period of ten months theyd spent together at what turned out to be the end, for the communion and care he received and gave to Ann, for that time they had needed so badly, an intimacy most of us cannot imagine.In the garden, where he had walked, paced, rested, we were holding him and releasing him, inside the ring of trees, ferns, rosebushes, a cherry plum That is the purpose of memorial services, to cry and hold on and stick together, as well as to release ourselves from the grinding regret How could this have happened How can such pain exist What else should we have done How could doctors not help him, with all those meds and treatments, not help him get free of that bad brain any other way He was at the mercy of it, of bad brain, yet he held out so long, for Ann, to help her So mercy has claws, too, that dont easily let go.God doesnt give us answers God gives us grace and mercy God gives us Her own self Left to my own devices, I would prefer answers This is why it is good that I am in charge of so little the pets, the shopping, the garden Ann plants flowerbeds of white impatiens every year, because they reflect moonlight in a dark sky Jays people in their funky chairs shared their love and memories Every release inside us releases whatever energy inside us tethered Jay here, to this realm that was just too awful for him We were saying, This is hard, but not as hard as it was for you here, weighed down by the anchors of so called reality So go now, go, unfettered.Lamott is a superb writer Her voice is one of a kind deft, folksy, cheerfully hostile She is witty and funny and smart Telling stories so personal even a distant reader can relate The Washington PostThis is trademark Lamott theological speculation, hippie slang and domestic comedy, C.S Lewis by way of Janis Joplin by way of Erma Bombeck Christian Science MonitorEvery writer, truth seeker, parent, and activist I know is in love with one or books by Anne Lamott she writes as naturally as she breathes, she explores the mysterious paths and detours of life itself, and she reports back to make the way ahead easier for all of us I keep learning a lot from the clear and great Annie Lamott I think you will, too Gloria SteinemA clarion call to the better angels of our nature Chicago TribuneA hopeful book for the care and feeding of your soul Adriana Trigiani, author of Kiss CarloBest bathtub read for me would be anything by Anne Lamott She always makes me laugh and she embraces all the broken bits Andie McDowell, actress, in W MagazineMercy is complicated, but Hallelujah Anywaydoes a fabulous job of breaking it down so its easier to understand And Lamott even paints visual pictures of mercy that help you feelwhat mercy is The Huffington Post Hallelujah Anyway Rediscovering Mercy is a breath of fresh literary air With a caring and understanding tone, Lamott takes on the overwhelming negativity in todays political and international culture head on, and gets hands on in finding humor and hope in between the headlines Pacific SunSome books we read for their delicious plots, but others we savor another way Anne Lamotts Hallelujah Anyway is one youll slow down to read, so exactly right are her insights The way to feel whole, she says, is through mercyan idea as beloved as cheese, yet so tricky when you have to apply it to annoying people But at this exact moment, we can all agree Its time for kindness RedbookReading Anne Lamottis like sitting down with a girlfriend you havent seen for a while The Washington PostAn exploration of mercy as the ultimateand most radical brand of kindness Hoda Kotb, Today Show co hostNot a book to miss Library JournalSpiritually enhancing, life affirming lessons delivers flashes of wisdom and inspiration that resonate Kirkus Reviews Praise for Anne LamottLamott is beloved by legions for her smart, irreverent take on the human condition, filtered through her unique brand of compassionate Christianity and delivered with delicious, self deprecating wit Lamott goes even deeper in these essays People Anne Lamott is a cause for celebration Her real genius lies in capturing the ineffable, describing not perfect moments, but imperfect onesperfectly She is nothing short of miraculous The New Yorker Lamott is funny, witty and irreverentHer basic message is love and forgivenessNot a bad message for any faith The Denver PostRead this book, whatever your faith Read it twice Pittsburgh Post Gazette Hallelujah Random House Large Print Anne Lamott on FREE 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    • Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy
    • 3.1
    • 259
    • Format Kindle
    • 190 pages
    • Anne Lamott
    • Anglais
    • 23 November 2017

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