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Monday, May 14, 2012

NO SACRED AND PROFANE

Poor Anonymous thinks the Christian community is profane.
Perhaps Anon. does not know that Jesus built a community of followers and taught a way of life and did not separate the "sacred" from the "profane" but proclaimed that the rule of God was at hand, immediately, in every day life.

Look at the actual content of  the Sunday Service.
It is all about God giving to us, not humans giving to God.

God gives us the Scriptures and we strive to accept, understand, and apply them to our daily lives.
God gives us the Body and Blood of Jesus under the forms of bread and wine.
This is all about God nurturing the mind and body and spirit of Christians in community.

The Sunday Word and Meal celebration is much more about God nurturing God's own people than about the people worshiping God.

I find it hard to imagine people receiving these gifts without thanksgiving [eucharistia] and praise [worship] in response, but God is the initiator of the feast, the host, and we Christians are nurtured, strengthened, for the difficult task of following the values of Jesus in a world which values competition, entertainment, and consumption more highly than love of neighbor.


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