Countdown: Day 14

Two weeks from today, Naked Spirituality will go on sale. I’ll share a short quote from the book each day until then. I hope you’ll tweet or otherwise pass on the ones you find most meaningful.

I get back to our dusty car and I lean against the trunk, waiting for my companions. I realise the little swimming hole is now empty. A few white ducks sit placidly on the rocks where the children were laughing an hour ago. The kids have gone home to dinner. Smoke is rising from dozens of cooking fires around town, and I smell chicken and onions cooking. A dog barks, a rooster crows, I take a deep breath, and I am smiling without even meaning to. I feel full, and buoyant, and alive. Something in me wants to sing. I’m too inhibited to dance here alongside the road in the golden late-day sun, but I nod my head and sway a little to the song I hear from a nearby radio. Life with God is good. This day, this moment is good. I feel the vital connection. (Brian D. McLaren, Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in Twelve Simple Words. HarperOne, 2011, Chapter 7)