"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).

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sacrilegious Jesus - Give Us More Sacrilege.

"Almost everyone
loves Jesus! In a complementary book I
wrote on the life of Jesus, Sacrilege, I
made the case that people talked favor-
ably about Jesus because He was sac-
rilegious about everything. Sacrilege just
means to remove or peel away religious
facades to reveal the real deal. Jesus
was constantly doing and saying things
that broke down the falsities of religion.
He was sacrilegious with Scripture and
told the Bible scholars of the day to
quit being arrogant about all their knowl-
edge, calling them instead to obey what
they knew. He was sacrilegious on the
Sabbath, healing people and doing things
that made sense to people. He was sacri-
legious with social norms and constantly
ate with sinners, touched lepers, included
little children, and dignified woman. He
was sacrilegious with Jewish family cus-
toms and taught people that His Father’s
family was more important than any in-
dividual family. And He was sacrilegious
with the temple and spiritual leaders, as
He destroyed the need for it and them."

(Hugh Halter. FLESH)

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