and I know, too, that my own experience of the church has been, in many senses, sheltered and parochial.
In every sense, unless it really is a universal and transcendent life, unless the bread is the bread and the cup
is the cup everywhere, in all circumstances, and it is a time with the Lord in Gethsemane that comes for
everyone, as I deeply believe. That biscuit ashy from my father's hand. It all means more than I can tell you.

Gilead , page 114
Marilynne Robinson

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