9/25/2007

The Mad Priest is the only sane person in Anglican - Land.


Don't take my word for it. See his absolutely spot on statement concerning the witness of the monks in Burma. Go to OCICBW and read and see the whole thing. And then visit him often...Quirky but with a good eye to the truth.

Here is what he said:

"My friends, what is going down in Burma is the most important thing going down in world at this moment in time. If the bishops in New Orleans do not give a clear indication that gay people are to be regarded exactly the same as straight people in all matters then more gay people will die at the hands of bigots than they would if the Church acknowledged them as co-heirs of the Kingdom. We pray that the bishops will make righteous decisions. However, our prayers today must primarily be for the people of Burma because it is right that we pray for others before ourselves. In doing so the spiritual strength of the monks will become our strength through the transforming power of our common divinity."

And here is the amazing picture he posted (I know not where it came from).

May their strength become our strength...There are places to stand here with and for them, and places to stand with and for those who die in the miserable war in Iraq. And if we practice long enough perhaps we will learn to stand with those who do justice and love mercy.

The deal is, see, practice does not make perfect....practice IS perfect.

Namaste,
o Mad One. Holy the mad monks and nuns in red, holy the bishops in purple, and... holy everyone, including the oppressor and the seemingly sane. To see the holiness is to reach beyond the realms of assigned tasks and past and future tense. It is to find the present, and the presence. (regards to Octavio Paz for that.)

5 comments:

  1. Boy, we do know how to navel-gaze, don't we!

    Jesus is so visible in Burma today.

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  2. Yes.

    The photo is probably from Reuters. I was mesmerized by a spread of them from Der Spiegel and grabbed another to ponder here.

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  3. I am grateful for the perspective you offer and will strive to incorporate the message you share in my life.

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  4. Your question out where the picture came from is apt, and I thought you might enjoy this article about the impact new technologies are having on what the world hears about events in Myanmar.

    "Technology Gives World Rare View of Myanmar's Rage"

    http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9039018&source=rss_news10

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