"I would like to say 'This book is written to the glory of God', but nowadays this would be the trick of a cheat, i.e., it would not be correctly understood."--Ludwig Wittgenstein
"Talk to me about the truth of religion, and I'll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I'll listen submissively. But don't come talking to me about the consolation of religion or I shall suspect that you don't understand."--C.S. Lewis
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
One Other Thing
Coming back to this, I saw this at Wounded Bird, which sent me to this at Fr. Jake's, which made me think about this, from the same flysheet mentioned earlier:
"The consistently dominant figure here is Abraham: certainly he who, above all, received the three men who were God's envoys at the Oak of Mambre, and gave them hospitality, thereby inaugurating a whole tradition."
It is worth pointing out that is just after that visit that Abraham talks God out of destroying Sodom and Gomorrah the first time; and that the sin of Sodom was not the sexual act which was given its name, but the inhospitality shown to travelers there. That was the last straw in God's book, for them.
And yet hospitality is one of the least important aspects of our Christian community. Odd, isn't it?
Right. I seem to recall I was on a lunch break....
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