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Mirabai Starr

Mirabai Starr lives in Taos, New Mexico, where she is raising two children and two grandchildren. She teaches Spanish, philosophy, and religion at the University of New Mexico.

— From February 1999
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Disappearing God

I don’t mistake self-punishment for devotion anymore. I am a born-again believer in lovingkindness. I don’t waste my time with a God who leaves me. My God lies down with me and tells me I am beauty and grace incarnate. My God celebrates me as gloriously as I celebrate Him. I worship a God who believes in me.

February 1999
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