One of my favorite characterizations of God comes from The Shack by William P. Young. It’s a novel with a provocative story that evoked criticism from varied arenas upon its debut in 2007. I love it. So you can imagine my excitement when I heard it would be made into a movie.
My favorite scene shows the protagonist walking into the room expecting to see God and becoming mesmerized by the sight of a rather rotund Black woman cooking bacon and eggs. I was not only thrilled but delighted at the thought of God being a woman, a Black woman, a Black woman of a certain age, Black woman of a certain size… In other words a Black woman much like myself cooking my favorite breakfast. Bacon and eggs. I could smell it. I could hear the sizzle of the bacon.
You can smell it, right?
I could even hear…
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