Antsy, The Family Guy
I always hear people talk about 'dysfunctional families.' It annoys me, because it makes you think that somewhere there's this magical family where everyone gets along, and no one ever screams things they don't mean, and there's never a time when sharp objects should be hidden.
The best you can really hope for is a family where everyone's problems, big and small, work together. Kind of like an orchestra where every instrument is out of tune, in exactly the same way, so you don't really notice.
Again, my love for Antsy went deeper as I get to know him better. I hope to find his next book soon. I hope you find copies of his books too, I do recommend them strongly.
-that's when I realized that prayer isn't for God. After all, He doesn't need it. He's out there, or in there, or sitting up there in His firmament, whatever that is, all-knowing and all-powerful, right? He doesn't need us repeating words week after week in His face. If He's there, sure, I'll bet He's listening, but it doesn't change Him. one way or the other.
Instead, we're the ones who are changed by it.
I don't know whether I was just delirious from lack of sleep...but if it is true, what an amazing gift it is!