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Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from his sermon on 2 Corinthians 12:9:

"Christianity stands or falls with its revolutionary protest against violence, arbitrariness and pride of power and with its plea for the weak. Christians are doing too little to make these points clear rather than too much. Christendom adjusts itself far too easily to the worship of power. Christians should give more offense, shock the world far more, than they are doing now. Christians should take a stronger stand in favor of the weak rather than considering first the possible right of the strong."
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Spirituality and Politics?


I took the liberty of joining this group because I went to the Spirituality and Politics convention in Pasadena this weekend. Jim Wallis, Richard Rohr, and Anne Lamott were all speakers there, and Mr. Wallis spoke about the concept of "red letter Christians." What I know about spirituality isn't translated well into words, but if anyone else was at the conference (in California, or at the one in DC in January) it might be neat to connect and continue the dialogue.

As we enter Lent...

An Orthodox prayer:

O Lord and Master of my life,
Take from me the spirit of laziness,
meddling, ambition, and vain talk.

But give me a spirit of
prudence, humility,
patience, and love.

Yea, Lord and King
grant me to see
my own sins and faults
and not to judge my neighbor.

For Thou art blessed forever and ever.