Tell the truth, have you ever found God in church? I never did. I just found a bunch of folks hoping for him to show. Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me. And I think all the other folks did too. They come to church to share God, not find God… Here’s the thing. The thing I believe. God is inside you and inside everybody else. You come into the world with God. But only them that search for it find it. And sometimes it just manifest itself even if you not looking, or don’t know what you looking for… Don’t look like nothing. It ain’t a picture show. It ain’t something you can look at apart from anything else, including yourself. I believe God is everything. Everything that is or ever was or ever will be. And when you can feel that, and be happy to feel it, you’ve found it.
— Alice Walker, The Color Purple (via whatwordsdo)