Friday, November 03, 2006

What does God care about?

I found these two quotes in the comment section of Father Jake Stops the World. The first one is by the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church from 1964 - 1973 and one of my personal heroes:

Gracious God, when we would make much of that which cannot matter much to thee, forgive us.

-- John Elbridge Hines

The second is by the founder of the Jesus Seminar:

Love your enemies is probably the most radical thing Jesus ever said, unless of course, one considers the parable of the Samaritan. There the admonition is to let your enemies love you.

-- Robert T. Funk

These express a truly different religious outlook from that of the evangelicals and fundamentalists - a religion of inclusion and bridges rather than a religion of exclusion and separation.

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