Every weekend I participate in David Abrams’s “#SundaySentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

I remember sitting one Christmas in my mother’s small apartment in Abilene, reading aloud the relevant passages from the Gospel of Luke, which, at that moment, it would have been easier for me to eat, everyone feeling for their wallets and watches, everyone pretending that my sister, with her glassy, jagged laughter and simultaneous cigarettes, her infested skin and fiending knees, was not using again.

Source: Christian Wiman, “White Buffalo” (Harper’s)

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