Saturday, 17 March 2012

Furthermore . . .

Having posted yesterday on Individualism, a good friend posted this Video on Facebook. 

Rowan Williams talks about the impact of the work of the Church Urban Fund

I was struck by resonances from a different perspective, with what I wrote about yesterday.
Expressed in terms of the good of Society as a whole.

(It needs to be borne in mind that Rowan is talking very specifically here to the work of Church Urban Fund)

Two phrases stuck out from a man who carefully chooses his words

'mutually isolated silos of human experience, and of wealth and of poverty'

'Nobody is unaffected by what happens in our world'

In my sermon for Sunday March 18, I refer to Ananias and Sapphira. As a friend mentioned to me, their story is also one about this Isolation. Their hiding (given expression in their deceit), was in reality from authentic community, from sharing Life, from Love. This is Death dealing. 

For all of us the story of Ananias and Sapphira should give great pause. It is difficult for us for we wish to remain hidden by ambiguity, but it reveals that underneath the ambiguity of thought and action, choices are made are the fruit of hearts that are Not ambiguous, they are either Alive or Dead.

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