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Very rough throwing ideas onto the page...maybe I should eliminate it--or turn it into "Occupy the Church"--especially with the recent BS US Bishops pulled on nuns...But that would be Catho-centric. Could (and probably should) add the roots of Protestant Work Ethic--need to talk about meaning of work... Still only Christian but could add bits...
Include Christian, Jewish, Mulsim, Buddist--CST, Glodman, Landaeur and Lerner, the Hasidic, Ball Shem Tov (Landauer), (Hakim Bey, Temp Autonomous Zones and how is he related to Jack Kerouac?) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Lamborn_Wilson
"Once Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the [reign of God] was coming, and he answered, 'The [reign of God] is not coming with things that can be observed; nor will they say, 'Look, here it is!' or 'There it is!' For, in fact, the [reign of God] is among you."
- Luke 17:20-21
“We are called to be contemplatives in the heart of the world -- by seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, everywhere, all the time…”
- Mother Teresa
"Human progress never rolls in on the wheels of inevitability; it comes through the tireless efforts and the persistent work of dedicated individuals who are willing to be co-workers with God."
MLK March1966 speech at SMU
"The church is supposed to be the lobbyist of the poor, and the church has given up on its calling and resigned itself to a powerless position. We've sort of forgotten that for a long time. These are some of the signs that we're stepping up. We need to reclaim that heritage." Shanta Premawardhana, president of the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education in Chicago, on clergy engaging people of faith in conversations during the upcoming NATO Summit about why they should work to end poverty, world hunger and war. (Source: Chicago Tribune)
OP-ED COLUMNIST, NYT Sunday Review May 19, 2012
From St Banabas Bulletin, Oct 16, 2011!!!
CURB YOUR BUSYNESS!
“I CAN'T GET enough people to become lectors and eucharistic ministers,” a
director of liturgy recently lamented. “I put notices in the bulletin; the pastor invites
people from the pulpit; I ask people directly; and the answer is always the same: 'Gee,
I'd love to but I'm just too busy.’”
Hmm . . . sounds similar to the responses the king received to his wedding invitations in Jesus' parable.
Yes, we are all busy -- too busy. The sad thing about our business is that it prevents us from engaging in the
things that will actually help us curb our business and enrich our lives, such as spending time in prayer, playing
with our kids, serving others in our church and community.
Do yourself a favor: Take a deep breath, spend a moment drawing your thoughts toward God, consider God's
invitation to the banquet, and say yes -- if only to make a short appearance. You see, once you enter into God's
abundance, you will soon find that very few things matter more to you than service to God and others.
God has graciously offered you the cup of life. Don't let busyness prevent you from drinking deeply.
Patrice J. Tuoh
* McCarraher on Protestant Work Ethic
* Pieper, "Leisure: The Basis of Culture"
* Popes Leo, Pius, John Paul
* Jesus Radicals and Catholic Anarchists; http://www.jesusradicals.com/ http://catholicanarchy.org/
* Jewish Radicals: Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun http://www.tikkun.org/tikkundaily/tag/michael-lerner/* The Distributist Review: http://distributistreview.com/mag/