Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday Prayer

Today's prayer is less prayer and more reflection on the emptiness religiosity. I hope it will help us move into the week with a sense of purpose.

Christians are usually sincere and well-intentioned people until you get to any real issues of ego, control power, money, pleasure, and security. Then they tend to be pretty much like everybody else. We often given a bogus version of the Gospel, some fast-food religion, without any deep transformation of the self; and the result has been the spiritual disaster of "Christian" countries that tend to be as consumer-oriented, proud, warlike, racist, class conscious, and addictive as everybody else-and often more so, I'm afraid.
Richard Rohr, Breathing Underwater
And I came across this video and have been moved by the contrast between the setting and the content: totally free-form music performed on found objects, set in a classical basilica. It was part of a NYC project to find holiness everywhere. Success?

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