The title comes from one of my favorite quotes from Lutheran pastor, Nadia Bolz-Weber. There are lots of holy things around a church--around a life, too. Most of the holy things I deal with run around on two legs, often with a parent chasing after them--both pursued and pursuer are holy.
I found another favorite saying falling out of my mouth today; "The gods laugh loudest when we mortals seek perfection." What are your expectations around your church experience? Your life? Perfection?
My point is this: maybe we should just let our days unfold--be present to their messages and the mystery. Maybe we should be kind to ourselves--give ourselves permission to fail and most importantly, give those to whom we entrust our holy things our compassion and our support, and speak truth with love directly to those with whom we have issue. Perhaps then the gods will not laugh so loudly at us.