Irregular Theology

From the far star points of his pinned extremities,
cold inched in—black ice and squid ink—
till the hung flesh was empty.
Lonely in that void even for pain,
he missed his splintered feet,
the human stare buried in his face.
He ached for two hands made of meat
he could reach to the end of.
In the corpse’s core, the stone fist
of his heart began to bang
on the stiff chest’s door, and breath spilled
back into that battered shape. Now it’s your limbs he comes to fill, as warm water
shatters at birth, rivering every way.

Descending Theology: The Resurrection by Mary Karr : Poetry Magazine (via invisibleforeigner)

A sacramental view of the world sees all things as part of God’s good creation, potential signs of the glory of God; things become less disposable, more filled with meaning. At the same time, a sacramental view sees things only as signs whose meaning is only completely fulfilled if they promote the good of communion with God and with other people.

— William T. Cavanaugh, Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire  (via bethmaynard)

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Faith is a trusting, obedient life on the road, the way. Faith is a resolute “Yes” to the promises and commands of the living God, God as present. And faith is a firm “No” to an idol subject to manipulation and control, a god that we can see and touch and test.

— Eugene Peterson, The Jesus Way, p. 46 (via faithandart)

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The Church is founded on Peter who denied Christ three times and couldn’t walk on the water by himself. You are expecting his successors to walk on the water. All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful.

— Flannery O’Connor, letter to Cecil Dawkins, 9 Dec 58 (via habitofbeing)

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If you talk about the poor, people will probably regard you as sensitive and generous. But if you talk about the causes of poverty, they’ll say to themselves, ‘Is this a Christian speaking? Isn’t such language really political?’

Gustavo Gutierrez

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