Roundup: Activists persecuted, St Francis, food, McLaren and more on The Tree of Life
“They [state agents] might have thought that I’m already dead but I am still here. Until the end, I want to give my all to the mass movement.”
Is it good enough to hope that one is on the right track? How does one know?
The message of St Francis was uncompromising and simple: greed causes suffering for both the victims and the perpetrators.
One of the implications of the Christian doctrine of the Incarnation: that, in taking physical human form, God in Christ brought the whole of material reality into his presence. This makes the whole of the material world, including food and diet, deeply relevant to corporate Christian living and personal spirituality.
It remains to be seen whether McLaren’s naked spirituality will catch fire with those firmly grounded in their faith.