Fire In the Bones

October 23 Luke 12:49-53 “Fire in our Bones”

A person told me today that in order for one to be a good “service provider” one should simply provide the services and move on, without being affected by the person’s life. He was pointing out how much easier my life would be, and I pointed out to him that my life would be a hell of a lot more boring. The reality is I do not shrink from unforeseen passion, but move into life knowing that the cross awaits. For it is in the cross that one finds the love of God. For me I find fire in the wood of the people I serve, and it is in that consuming fire that I find Jesus revealed. Only by giving ourselves, all of our being in service do we truly find Christ. Jesus is a consuming fire for me, in all of his being, and in being consumed I am being born into eternal life. Being a priest is offering my life as a sacrifice to God, and that sacrifice in service to the lives of people. Life for me is not about retiring, or worrying about growing old, or worrying about where my next meal is going to come from–it is about offering my life daily to Christ and all the rest will be taken care of.

Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!

Buckminster Fuller often emphasized that the way of cultural transformation is not so much in fighting against destructive attitudes and practices, but in recognizing them as being obsolete and offering positive, higher-level alternatives.

The competitive, violent, commodifying mentality of the ancient herding cultures is, in our age of nuclear weapons and global interconnectedness, profoundly obsolete, as is eating the animal foods of these old cultures, which are unhealthy in the extreme both to our body-minds and to our precious planetary ecology.Dr. Will Tuttle

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