I really hate that Jesus’ Gospel is so much about death. I hate it. I wish that Jesus’ message was, Follow me and all your dreams of cash and prizes will come true; follow me and you’ll have free liposuction and winning lotto tickets for life. But obviously he’s not like that… Every single time I die to something – my notions of my own specialness, my plans and desires for something to be a very particular way – every single time I fight it and yet every single time I discover more life and more freedom than if I had gotten what I wanted. – Pastrix, Nadia Bolz-Weber

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