So the quote is something like this:

a lighthouse doesn’t go all over the island looking for boats to rescue, it just shines.

I am too lazy to look it up verbatim, that is the jist.

Sticks in my craw, really. Ms. Lamott has failed to grasp the full essence of the job.

What a lighthouse does is get planted in the rockiest, stormiest, most god-awful place in the narrows and then it just shines

Jesus is no gad-about. He placed his flag at the gates of hell then broke down the ramparts.

Lamott makes me feel silly for my despair. Jesus makes me feel like getting my galoshes and my flashlight.

No storm can beat him.

Ps. 139