I find Rohr’s mindset very close to what I would like mine to be or become, and Danut makes a good job of keeping my interest afresh for what the man has to say on religion and life in general.
See here a sample from where I have extracted the following:
“…since Christians believe that the Eternal Word became “flesh” (John 1:14), and it is in the material world that God and the holy are to be found.”
Now, I am tired to fend off all (in my mind) the critiques charged against the greens’ perspective on ethics by the conservative side of Christendom still dominant these days. Time will heal and fill the gap so the lazy perspective of the allegedly conservative religious arena (funny thing to call conservative somebody who does not give a darn to preservation of the things he’s using in order to be able to live) will be a subject to be taught in history lessons at school.
Paul Moser cited here sees a way to shifting attitudes and calls it “falling in love” as opposed not to hating but to being a spectator:
“…And being a spectator of life will not take you into life or reveal the ground of life to you. It separates the individual from both. Rather – and as Williams (Rowan Williams – my note) and Spufford stress – what is required is a transformation of the individual, akin to the transformation that occurs when someone falls in love. It happens not because there is a hardening of the evidence but because there is an unhardening of the heart, softened in relationship. Only then might we see as we are seen.”
Meanwhile a few women have taken the bull by the horns:
“…A quiet revolution is underway in hundreds of women’s religious communities across the United States and Ireland. Its followers have been called “Green Sisters” by Sarah McFarland Taylor, professor of religion at Northwestern University, in the title of her book length study. These nuns, she writes, are some of the best educated women in America. They are committed to an ecological spirituality, building new “earth ministries” and reinvigorating religious life.”
I’ll shut up in a minute but not before citing Mark Vernon as a form of apology for not making it to Foyles’ this week although I have registered so I could hear him there:
If ‘God is dead’, then why are so many of us still talking about Him?