Friday, November 21, 2008

A Fearful Clay


If you want to read the piece I wrote about Bolivia, drop me a line and I'll send it to you.

acs3@ualberta.ca


Photo credit:Brian Wirzba

11 comments:

Ramón said...

N.T. Wright writes that not only is some variation of "Do not be afraid" the most frequent command in the Bible, but it's the command we most want to hear and have the least idea how to obey.

This is a stunning post, Angela. The pace of your storytelling is spellbinding. Look forward to hearing more about Bolivia.

Jan said...

Angela...My son Ramón sent me the link to your blog and suggested that I read what you had written. So here I sit at 1 a.m. nodding my head at what you have said. I have experienced fear and I have experienced love. Thank God for love. Thank you for your story.

Kristialyn Johnson said...

Ramon sent me to your blog as well. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story. It was lovely and powerful to read.

Ines said...

Angela- my friend Ramón sent me the link to your blog. I am jealous that you got to see in person what I've only read and studied in books (my major was latin american literature). I highly recommend you reading the testimonial literature of a woman who survived the mines of Bolivia and is now an international spokesperson for women. The title is: "Si me permiten hablar" (if you would allow me to speak) by Domitila, written by Moema Viezzer. You can find it used on amazon for a buck. I hope you can find the English version. Thanks for writing!

Sandy's Notes said...

Angela, you have such a gift. Thank you for sharing this with us. I love the term "pure love." I believe whole heartedly that pure love can melt fear as if it were melting butter. First though, we must understand what pure love is.

Beautiful post!

Anonymous said...

What a gift your words are, you have so beautifully spoken truth. Thank you for sharing your gift. How blessed we are to have you in our lives. You make our lives rich.

Karen

Dilys said...

yes. yes. yes.

and thank you.

from a first-time commenter,
dilys

Ryan said...

Really good story, Angela. Thanks for sharing this gift with us! This story encourages us to keep on fumbling forward in the Spirit and not live by the flesh (how do i look, how do i feel, how do i control).

Angela said...

ramon,
you're a good man to have on your side. thanks for your kind words and for sharing mine with your friends.

and thanks to the rest of you, too - new and old friends - it's so good to have you here.

Gordon said...

I think you captured it. It made me think of the big mural of heaven and hell in the church at Oruro. "There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear because fear has torment."

cecily said...

Mwa. I love your writing. I love your story. I love your reflections.