Plain in the city

A plain Quaker folk singer with a Juris Doctorate in his back pocket, salt in his blood, and a set of currach oars in the closet, Ulleann Pipes under his arm, guitar on his back, Anglo Irish baggage, wandering through New York City ... in constant amaze. Statement of Faithfulness. As a member of the Quaker Bloggers Ad Hoc Committee I affirm that I will be faithful to the Book of Discipline of my Meeting 15th Street Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Some Joy From Ryan's Blog...

Well... some of you may have noticed I have been feeling a wee tad low....

So I thought I would send you some joyful posts from other blogs for awhile... this one is from the link, snorkling in the light... by Ryan Baum... who, funny enough called just as I was doing this... and thanks dear dear fellow... you're the best kind.
Sunday, March 06, 2005

The Gift of Christ
God is great!!!!I just finished reading the first essay in A Testament to Freedom, the collected works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer that I got for Christmas, and it has opened me up to an experince of God so full and real and rich such as I have not experienced in quite a long time.Says Dietrich:The Christian religion as religion is not of God. It is rather another example of a human way to God, like the Buddhist and others, too, though of course these are of a different nature. Christ is not the bringer of a new religion, but rather the one who brings God. Therefore, as an impossible way from the human to God, the Christian religion stands with other religions. Christians can never pride themselves on their Christianity, for it remains human, all too human. They live, however, by the grace of God, which comes to people and comes to every person who opens his or her heart to it and learns to understand it in the cross of Christ. And, therefore, the gift of Christ is not the Christian religion, but the grace and love of God which culminate in the cross.How amazing is that??? The beauty of Christ is not in religion, but rather in his demonstration that God loves you thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much! Except way way more! No exceptions. No catch. Nothing you have to do or believe or understand. God loves you now and forever. And therefore, so do I!


At 4:26 AM, Blogger 1dayin7 said...

"It culminates in the Cross" - but that happened 2000 years ago.

How can I have access to this event, I mean fully, not merely in a 2nd-hand, reported fashion, but in the same way as it actually was for those who report it to us?

"God loves us - therefore I love you" - Again, how do you make the connection?




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