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Does the church make sense or do we make it too hard for people to come in? I think yes and yes and the task then is to make it easier. Maybe for someone out there, this will be the case. I write as a Lutheran (or, perhaps a Lutherpalian) although I might seem out of the mainstream from time to time. That's okay, isn't it? Let's blog on.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Leonard Cohen on the state of Christianity

"I don't really have a 'take on the state of Christianity.' But when I read your question, this answer came to mind: As I understand it, into the heart of every Christian, Christ comes, and Christ goes. When, by his Grace, the landscape of the heart becomes vast and deep and limitless, then Christ makes His abode in that graceful heart, and His Will prevails. The experience is recognized as Peace. In the absence of this experience much activity arises, divisions of every sort. Outside of the organizational enterprise, which some applaud and some mistrust, stands the figure of Jesus, nailed to a human predicament, summoning the heart to comprehend its own suffering by dissolving itself in a radical confession of hospitality."

2 Comments:

Blogger sage1 said...

Hey John,

Thanks for the Leonard Cohen quote; it made my day.

When I was in college I thought him the most romantic poet, bought all of his books and 'records,' (remember records?)-

Now I hear he's still touring, but they must 'prop' him up at the microphone, as his strength is not that of a younger man, and one night he fainted during performance.

I think he has an unrequited love affair with Christianity. Such is the plight of all of us.

(donna deal)

1:13 PM  
Blogger 英文發音真難 said...

Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion. ....................................................

7:49 AM  

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