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here are a couple of post clips from other bloggers...
1. Religion says, “be good. Jesus says, “be honest.”
2. Religion says, “change.” Jesus says, “be changed.”
3. Religion says, “perform.” Jesus says, “bear fruit.”
4. Religion says, “obey me.” Jesus says, “follow me.”
5. Religion says, “divide up.” Jesus says, “unite.”
6. Religion, again, says “obey.” Jesus says, “repent.”
7. Religion says, “be right.” Jesus says, “be real.”
8. Religion says, “caught ya.” Jesus says, “go and sin no more.”
9. Religion says, “try.” Jesus says, “trust.”
10. Religion says, “do.” Jesus says, “done.”
(from david foster)

A Franciscan Benediction:
May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart.

May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.

May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain in to joy.

And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done. from jeff

2 comments:

Todd Strickland said...

The only one I didn't understand was religion says be right and Jesus says be real? Just wondered what your take was on that saying, where and when did Jesus say be real, I mean I know he didn't actualy say Hey disciple let's keep it real but at any rate what's your take!?!?! Todd

about me said...

i think the point is that too often we feel the need to prove ourselves as 'right' - we 'have' to be right - and what foster is saying is that we need to die to that desire to 'have to be right' - rather, we need to try to be real...which means we can be wrong!