Thursday, November 12, 2009

A relationship in the present

The Christian life is not about pleasing God the finger-shaker and judge. It is not about believing now or being good now for the sake of heaven later. It is about entering a relationship in the present that begins to change everything now. Spirituality is about this process: the opening of the heart to God who is already here.

-- Marcus Borg


  1. love this one - going to snitch it! we had a long conversation about judging yesterday in group - M. B. speaks well to some of the concerns raised....thanks elly!

  2. So good to hear from you, Roberta. Snitch away! (It's good, isn't it?)
    There were all sorts of things I could have said about it but I was just too tired last night to add some thoughts of my own to the post.

    I'm still in limbo here, by the way. Feeling close to desperate for some closure with the Diocese. So I don't visit all the blogs as regularly as I used to. I'll get back to it soon, though.

    Please keep me in your prayers.

  3. "It's about wasting time with a bunch of old ladies of both sexes, taking part in activities that could put a rock to sleep, pretending that there's someone who's invisible, inaudible but who needs our money, time and effort constantly"
    Are you serious? You and Robertson deserve each other.
    The fastest growing segment of the US population is "none of the above"; the mainline churches have gone from nearly one half to about 11% of the population and that's just the last 40 years; your own Grand Poobah Schori said that 19,000 more of you die every year than either join or are born to you. You preach "celebrate our diversity" while remaining NPR at prayer: 95% white, middle/upper middle class white.
    And you want me to take you seriously-why?

  4. "...NPR at prayer..."

    Now that's funny, Brad. Well done!


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