Weekend Reading


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But At All Costs, Avoid One Thing
“I would like you to ponder this quote by Thomas Merton.

‘Be anything you like. Be madmen, drunks, and bastards of every shaped and form. But at all costs avoid one thing: Success.’”
On giving away door prizes, pony rides  and a gazillion eggs for Easter when the Gospel ought to be enough
“The events surround Crucifixion Friday and Resurrection Sunday are haunting and amazing. While many clamored for signs (then and now), I wonder if we’re giving in to our personal desire and the desires of a culture of entitlement that clamor for prizes, perks, and stuff.”
Jesus Started With The Outliers
“There is this tendency within certain sectors of Christianity to assume that if our theology “works” for relatively privileged (often for white, upper-middle-class American men), then it should work well enough for everyone else, and everyone else should conform to it.”
I Am Kind of In Love Right Now
“I am dancing because I have found a God who isn’t offended and disgusted by me being me. God delights in our process, not our self-loathing, and I am genuinely enjoying this beautiful process of being Emily.”
Can You Be a Christian and Support Gay Marriage?
“We live in a democracy, not a theocracy. The Bible is a Christian’s governing authority… The U.S. constitution governs all of us that live within U.S. borders. The constitution, which was founded on freedom of religion, governs all of us and it is the only authority to which we all must submit. The governing authority and the individuals committed to marriage are the ones who define marriage. For Christians, the Bible defines marriage. For most homosexuals fighting for marriage rights today, they want to be recognized by the government as married and could care less how the Bible defines it.”

Pope washes feet of young Muslim woman prisoner in unprecedented twist on Maundy Thursday

“‘We need to go out to the outskirts where there is suffering, bloodshed, blindness that longs for sight, and prisoners in thrall to many evil masters,’ he said at a mass in St Peter’s Basilica.

‘It is not in soul-searching or constant introspection that we encounter the Lord.’”

Activist Blogger “Foodbabe” Scores Big Win With Chipotle

“One of the goals of ingredient transparency is to motivate restaurants to improve their ingredients, and that’s already happened at Chipotle. ‘The best part,’ Hari says. ‘Is that they took the genetically modified soy bean oil out of the black beans…’”
(like i needed another reason to want to go to Chipotle every. single. day.)

song in my heart:
“Lead us Back” by Sojourn
and Josh Garrels “Love, War and the Sea in Between” is still on repeat…

Totally noshing on:
Crunchy Kale and Coconut Bowl via Joy the Baker

Many blessings to you and yours this Resurrection weekend.

May you mourn the brokenness.

and may you celebrate greatly in the reality that

all
things
are
being
made
new.

Happy Easter.

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photo credit: Alejandra Owens

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