Monday, March 24, 2008

CQOD: 03/24/08 -- Harris: counter-culture or Christ

Christian Quotation of the Day

March 24, 2008
Feast of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, Martyr, 1980
Commemoration of Paul Couturier, Priest, Ecumenist, 1953
    There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For God does not show favoritism.
    -- Romans 2:9-11 (NIV)

    Counter-culture’s glad tidings of revolution by consciousness are neither new nor revolutionary. Christianity has been trying to achieve a revolution by consciousness for two thousand years. Who would deny that Christian consciousness could have changed the world? Yet it was the world that changed Christian consciousness. If everybody adopted a peaceful, loving, generous, noncompetitive lifestyle, we could have something better than counter-culture—we could have the Kingdom of God.
    ... Marvin Harris (1927-2001), Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches [1974] p. 253

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, teach us Your way of peace.

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