This week, I had a long phone conversation with mom and although there were parts where I felt bitter thinking about life uncertainties there were parts that I realized how much my mom needed a lending ear, how that no matter what age you are you will still be ostracized in the most immature ways (and you would think they would be more grown up by now) and even more so from the very group of people you call them your brothers and sisters, biological or spiritual.
I am mad at the people who think they have the right to judge when they call themselves sinners.
but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
11 “No one, sir,” she said.
“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”
Why do you do Bible studies if you don’t practice what you preach?
I was mad but I realized I couldn’t be mad at them for sin runs deeper than you can ever imagined in all of us.
Last year I made a list of TV shows I had to watch by the end of Thanksgiving, but I haven’t watched TV for ages that it didn’t seem natural to do a marathon despite how much I love the show.
So I have decided to do reading lists go, which I haven’t been reading since I started college in Madison. My books are just sitting to be dusted.
2016 Anna’s reading list:
Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
The Witch of Portobello – Paulo Coelho
The Pilgrimage – Paulo Coelho
The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Doestoevsky
Eat Pray Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
Freakonomics – Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running- Haruki Murakami
Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins
The Time Keeper – Mitch Albom
The First Phone Call From Heaven – Mitch Albom
The Magic Strings of Frankie Pesto – Mitch Albom
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (???) – J.K. Rowling