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Mary’s Question, part two of two.

March 22, 2023

Can’t get away from this; still with me a day later —

“Just a reminder that Mary Oliver’s own answer to her question,

‘What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?’

was to stroll idly through the fields noticing things.

The question out of context

could appear to be about achieving more

— it’s not.”

Jessica Kantrowitz wrote that.

She reminds me of an observation that’s really a criticism of Those People Called Methodists, of which I am one, that I heard while spending time with some people of The Reformed Tradition: “For all your talk of God’s grace, all y’all sure spend a lotta time trying to do more and try harder.”

Hmmm. Let’s see: “Do more and try harder.”

Accurate or not? Right or wrong? Good or bad?

Looking forward to hearing from you about this, anytime, through the usual ways we connect these days.

And thanking you in advance.

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