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ramblings of a freelance panentheist {"all things are in God, and God is in all things"} . . . musings on Emergent spirituality, powerlifting, LGBTQueer issues, contemplative prayer, mysticism, cats, music, healing, and more. I like my coffee and my existentialism dark-roasted.

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I'm an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), in private practice in Marietta, Georgia. My writings on queer spirituality have been published in Whosoever and several other magazines. I live in a house-in-the-woods (Bear's Hermitage) in Marietta with Leonidas (Lenny) and Guy, Mighty Warrior Cats, and way too many books.

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Werewolf Priest, part 2

“Of course life is meaningless,” said the werewolf priest. “But that doesn’t mean we can’t experience meaningful moments. Flashes of grace in an otherwise graceless world.”

“Meaningful moments? Really?” sneered the vampire. “You sound like a Hallmark card.”

“Why are you vampires always so morose?”

“Because we know what it is like to be cursed with immortality. How can you talk of faith from the pulpit on Sunday and meaninglessness on Monday?”

“Faith is where those flashes of grace, those moments of meaning, originate. And my faith is what helps me recognize them when they appear. Here comes the waitress.”

The vampire looked up at the waitress and pointed to the menu. “I’ll have the porterhouse, rare. Extremely rare.”

The werewolf priest snickered. “You’re so predictable,” he said, then he turned to the waitress and said “I’ll have the same.”



Blogger Br. Jay said...

Flashes of grace! I love this. It is like we often stumble around in a dark night but the flashes of lightning help us make out our way and the landscape. Beautiful image! Flashes of grace!

9:34 PM, April 20, 2012  
Blogger Darrell Grizzle said...

Thank you!

10:31 PM, April 20, 2012  

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