The Lenten Book, the Gorilla, and another book to recommend!

The Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel, 8th Bishop of Olympia

So, Lent is under way and I have heard from many of you that are reading the Lenten Book, “Now You See It.”  I have been inspired by some of what you say you are getting from it and I hope you will share those on this blog.   Along with that, some are reading “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Anderson as a specific case for our need to “relearn” as Cathy Davidson speaks to us in “Now You See it”    Her book starts off with the intriguing story about the gorilla, and the failure to see it when it walks right through a group working on a focused task.  This is attention blindness and what she wants to do is take this negative, and try to turn it to our positive.   I think that story is a good place to start.  I speak of it a bit…

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