2260. For Grandmother, therefore, faith was the currency of the un-believer and of no interest to her. As I said when I first mentioned her, she consulted her God about what to have for lunch, and was happy to take His advice, and always consulted Him about matters small and large. Here are her exact words about her ideas, as I can’t say it any better.
2261. She summed it up in this way, “When I go to
sit in a chair, I do not pray that the chair be there, it’s there its
there. And if the chair not be there, I will be sure to fall on my
dairy-air.” For Grandmother, God was just as evident as her kitchen
2262. Since Grandmother had direct access to her God by
way of conversation, just like Joan of Ark and other famous mystics and
visionaries, it meant that the various questions that arise in peoples
minds about God or the after life never bothered her because she was
able to find out answers to any questions of that sort by simply
consulting the voices in her head
2263. Needless to say this put her at odds with all of the Doctors of the church who have, from time immemorial, been spinning out their theories and assumptions about what this or that Bible passage really means. Grandmother had no such unanswered questions.