Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Life NOW

I sure have been philosophical  these past few weeks.  Probably caused by reflections on the new year and our presidential election.

Just was reading some of Richard Rohr's daily meditations and loved what he had to say about our Christian way of life.  Christianity is a loving way of life NOW, not just a system of beliefs and requirements that earn a reward in heaven.

He is a Franciscan Friar.  But, says that our Pope Francis is a man at the top who genuinely cares for the man at the bottom.  Love that.

Sunday, January 1, 2017


I Went to TWO New Year's Parties Last Night.  One was pretentious and rather closed in their warmth.  Attendance was mainly from their Church group.  The other celebration was what I call a radical welcoming group (certainly not exclusionary) and nonjudgmental.  You might say "your attitude was different for the two, but it was not."  I did not know several at the later group. By the time the clock struck midnight, I did.

I am hearing from some of my young college student friends that I am in class with that they feel this same feeling about Christianity: judgmental, exclusionary, and inefficient.  This is a challenge to me. I hope it is to you.