My new tattoo inspired by “The Sparrow” by Mary Doria Russell:
“There’s an old Jewish story that says in the beginning God was everywhere and everything, a totality. But to make creation, God had to remove Himself from some part of the universe, so something besides Himself could exist. So He breathed in, and in the places where God withdrew, there creation exists.”
So God just leaves?”
No. He watches. He rejoices. He weeps. He observes the moral drama of human life and gives meaning to it by caring passionately about us, and remembering.”
Matthew ten, verse twenty-nine: Not one sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it.”
But the sparrow still falls.”
I hate to be the girl who says that her tattoo Means Something So Important but this book changed my lives in ways that made it imperative that it be on my body forever. Thank you, wizzard890, for showing me this masterpiece.