Do What’s Right (Even When You’re Not in the Mood) | Have a Little Faith
Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber has a love-hate relationship with God—especially when it comes to taking the high road.
[MUSIC PLAYING] I was in a Q&A session recently with a somewhat earnest, young seminarian whose hand popped up and said, Pastor Nadia, what do you do personally to get closer to God? And before I even realized I was saying it, I was like, what? Nothing. That sounds like a horrible idea to me.
When it comes down to it, my spirituality is most active not in meditation, but in the moments when I realize God may have gotten something beautiful done through me despite the fact that I'm an asshole. When I am unable to judge the sin of someone else, which let's be honest, I love to do because my own crap is too much in the way. And when I have to bear witness to another human being suffering despite my desire to be left alone. And when I'm forgiven by someone even though I don't deserve it. Getting close to God sounds awesome, but it can feel pretty rough.