Annie Dillard: I can't figure her out. She has so much natural imagery. She so self-reflective, it's almost vain. Will I shred the Christian mystics the same way? I hope not. But really. WHAT IS HER DEAL?
My inherent tension: I find myself a member of a really self-reflective, open-ended, open-minded spirituality class. As one discusses the purpose of human existence as a Christian, one is confronted with the boldness (some might say arrogance) of claiming One and Only Truth. I should say that I do so with not a little compassion for those who seek and have not yet found. Yet, I find myself guilty of that very thing, and joyously so. Praise be to the LORD Almighty, the true and only God!