Self Service

There is something deeply compelling about the framing of this photo with “self-service” as the title, and the subject, The Salvation Army Church, neatly tucked within the borders. I know this church. I pass it almost every day. I love the bright red and white banner on the front that proclaims, “Celebrate Recovery.”  Often I see folks waiting outside the doors, cigarettes in hand, huddled in quiet reverie or engaged in lively conversation. I can only guess at what they might be waiting for – a meeting, a meal, new hope, or new life.

Radical self-care is what we’ve been longing for, desperate for, our entire lives—friendship with our own hearts.
— Anne Lamott