"When you begin to think outside the box, you often become some other "leaders" lousy follower. That usually costs something" (Andy Rayner)

"Our guardian angels are bored." (Mike Foster)

It's where I feel I'm at these days. “In the second half of life, it is good just to be a part of the general dance. We do not have to stand out, make defining moves, or be better than anyone else on the dance floor. Life is more participatory than assertive, and there is no need for strong or further self-definition” (Falling Upward. Richard Rohr.120).

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Church Can Not Say, "Silver snd Gold I have None"

".....an encounter which Thomas Aquinas, a theologian of the thirteenth century, had with Pope Innocent iv. One day Aquinas found the Pope counting a large sum of money.

“You see, Thomas,” Pope innocent said, “the church can no longer say, ‘silver and gold have I none.’”

These are the words Peter and John, two of christ’s disciples, had spoken one morning when a lame beggar sought money from them. Instead, Peter and John healed the beggar’s legs and sent him home dancing.

Aquinas thought about the Pope’s statement for a moment and then replied, “True, holy Father, but neither can she now say, ‘rise up and walk.’"

(Wayne Jacobsen.  The Naked Church)

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