“. . . the call to serve God is first and last the call to be fully human . . .
“Like every believer I know, my search for real life has led me through at least three distinct seasons of faith, not once or twice but over and over again. Jesus called them finding life, losing life, and finding life again, with the paradoxical promise that finders will be losers while those who lose their lives for his sake will wind up finding them again.”
–Barbara Brown Taylor, Leaving Church