A divine reprieve

I sometimes recall something I wrote in my early days as a columnist and cringe. Did I really say those things?
I fear someone will uncover something embarrassing from ’84 or ’85 and throw it in my face. That’s just one reason I would never run for office. I’d rather let sleeping dogs lie.
But I read something last night that I plan to employ if someone does question a stupid sentence in a stupid column from more than 30 years ago.
A friend gave me a copy of the book “Untamed” by Glennon Doyle. If I had to describe it in one word, I would say “enlightening.” Discovering my daughter read it at a time when it was just what she needed, has added to the experience.
I am already making a list of people to whom I will send a copy.
In the book, someone questions Glennon on a claim she made several years ago to which she no longer subscribes. Her answer is simply that she’s changed her perspective, but here’s how she puts it:
“That’s why Jesus only wrote in the sand.”
I’m going to say that, too. And give proper credit.

Ed Ackerman