Saturday, December 23, 2006

On Christians

[Christianity] It seems to have remarkably little to do with the things that Jesus Christ actually taught. Especially among Christians in positions of great wealth and power, the idea of reading the Gospels and keeping Jesus's commandments as stated therein has been replaced by a curious process of logic. According to this process, people first declare themselves to be followers of Christ, and then assume that whatever they say or do merits the adjective "Christian."

-Wendell Berry

Friday, December 15, 2006

to follow

To follow Christ according to Cardinal Suhard, "does not consist in engaging in propaganda, nor even stirring people up, but in being a living mystery. It means to live in such a way that one's life would not make sense if God did not exist."